Gasping for air, Beijing declares war on cars

Beijing Air - Picture courtesy aqicn.org

Breathing the air in Beijing, capital of China, is deemed hazardous as I write this. The air quality index stands at 336. Half as bad is considered unhealthy, this is toxic. Over the past weekend, the smog led to the closure of at least 16 highways leading to and from Beijing. As a reaction, Beijing imposed a near-total ban on cars. [Continue Reading]