Under Pollution Alert, Beijing Orders 1,200 Factories to Shut or cut Output

BEIJING, Dec 17 – Beijing’s city government has ordered 1,200 factories near the Chinese capital, including an oil refinery run by state oil major Sinopec and a Cofco food plant, to either shut or cut output following its highest possible air pollution warning. Environmental authorities issued a red alert that started on Friday night and

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Delhi Under Cloud of Smog, Considers Traffic Measures to Ease Pollution

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, Nov 7 – A million school children were forced to stay at home, some businesses urged employees not to come to work and long queues formed outside shops selling face masks on Monday as New Delhi struggled with its worst pollution for nearly 20 years. The Indian capital’s government was

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