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December 24, 2013

In the last 3 decades in China, deaths from lung cancer have risen 465%. (latimes.com) Let’s go green, & fast!

Update: Extreme air pollution in Asia is affecting the world’s weather and climate patterns, according to a study by Texas A&M University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers. (tamutimes.tamu.edu)

Crazy. Peace on Earth includes how we power our lives!

In the last three decades in China, deaths from lung cancer have risen 465%. (latimes.com) Let’s go green, and fast!

Well, not fuel efficient exactly, but environmentally-responsible, yes.

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29% of San Francisco’s air pollution comes from China (blogs.wsj.com)

104 Chinese cities are now reporting air pollution levels above 300 mcg per cubic meter, twelve times the recommended limit. Over 70 percent of China’s rivers and lakes are now too toxic for animals to drink from. This past week, visibility in some parts of China was reduced to less than 5 meters. (scmp.com)

An eight-year-old girl in China is the youngest living person to be diagnosed with lung cancer attributed to pollution. (news.nationalgeographic.com)

In China’s capital, they’re calling it the “airpocalypse,” with air pollution that’s literally off the charts. The air has been classified as hazardous to human health for a fifth consecutive day, at its worst hitting pollution levels 25x that considered safe in the U.S. (npr.org)

Air pollution in China, as seen from outer space. (eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov)

there are “cancer villages” in China, where residents are hundreds of times more susceptible to cancer due to pollution. (guardian.co.uk)

The pollution in China reaches Los Angeles, California, USA. (en.wikipedia.org)

75 percent of Chinese say air pollution a big problem in China; 81 percent agreed with statement that today “the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer.” (globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com)

104 Chinese cities are now reporting air pollution levels above 300 mcg per cubic meter, twelve times the recommended limit. Over 70 percent of China’s rivers and lakes are now too toxic for animals to drink from. This past week, visibility in some parts of China was reduced to less than 5 meters. (scmp.com)

Before and After photograph of my air mask filter. I live in Beijing, China. [x-post r/Environment] (i.imgur.comChina smog emergency shuts city of 11 million people. The smog is so bad, ‘You can’t see your own fingers in front of you.’ (Photo Gallery) (globalpost.com)

Harbin, China and their smog. Currently at 40X international standards. (i.imgur.com)

Factory fire went unnoticed amid severe China smog (news.com.au)

Smog ‘Airmageddon’ Chokes China – All week in Beijing, in offices & homes, in lifts & shops, restaurants, taxis & buses, 1 topic dominates conversation – foul air. Walking out into streets is like plunging into a swirling soup. The pollution swathes the city, wreathing everything in grey.(bbc.co.uk)

Scientists in South Korea say the country must brace itself for a bank of smog rolling in across the sea from China (bbc.co.ukChina’s smog polluting Fuji, new study says: A Japanese study is claiming that toxic air pollution from China is to blame for high mercury levels atop beloved Mount Fuji. (japantimes.co.jp)

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