London smog: worse than Beijing on Monday

By HENG WEILI in New York | | 2017-01-25 09:21
London smog: worse than Beijing on Monday

The London Eye on the South Bank in London, is shrouded in fog, as dense fog caused travel disruption across southern England, with thousands of air passengers facing cancellations and delays. [Photo/VCG]

London is known for its fog, but this week its smog made headlines as the city's air pollution levels surpassed those in Beijing.

The comparison between the two cities was first noticed on Sunday by Simon Birkett, who runs the Clean Air London campaign, according to the Greenpeace website.

The Air Quality Index, based in Beijing, employs official air-quality data provided by environmental protection agencies in some 70 countries. It compares those numbers to a scale used by the US EPA, and the data are published in real time.

Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Page

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349