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Beijing skies turn orange as sandstorm and pollution send readings off the scale – The Guardian

Capital of China suffers ‘hazardous’ levels of air pollution with authorities issuing second-highest safety alert

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Air pollutionCapital of China suffers hazardous levels of air pollution with authorities issuing second-highest safety alert
A massive sandstorm has combined with already high air pollution to turn the skies in Beijing an eerie orange, and send some air quality measurements off the charts.
Air quality indexes recorded a hazardous 999 rating on Monday as commuters travelled to work through the thick, dark air across Chinas capital and further west.
Chinese meteorological authorities issued its second…

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