Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
China+pollution%3A+First+ever+red+alert+in+effect+in+Beijing
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 10:07
China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing
32

Shares
3,947

Views

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" came into effect.

The alert, the highest possible warning level, was issued late Monday and will last until midday on Thursday.

Limits have been placed on car use and some factories have been ordered to stop operations.

It comes as China, the world's worst polluter, takes part in talks on carbon emissions in Paris.

It is the first time China has declared a red alert under the four-tier alert system, which was adopted a little over two years ago, although pollution levels were far from the city's worst.

The World Health Organization recommends 25 micrograms per cubic metre as the maximum safe level.









Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
3,342 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
7,392 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
8,261 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
21,265 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
893 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
53,060 Views
Top