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October Haze Hovers Over Eastern China

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October 11, 2011

October Haze Hovers Over Eastern China

Smoke from agricultural fires likely combined with urban and industrial air pollution to form a giant cloud of haze thick enough to obscure the coastline from view. China’s rapid economic growth carries a significant environmental price tag. The World Bank estimates China’s cost of water and air pollution is about 5.8 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic...