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Air Pollution in Northeastern China – January 20th, 2013

39.9N 116.4E

January 20th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Clouds, Image of the day

China – January 10th, 2013

A dense haze would hit many provinces in China, including Hebei, Shandong, Zhejiang, Hubei and Sichuan, reducing visibility to less than 1,000 meters. In some areas, a blanket of snow can be seen through the haze.

The haze is likely caused by a combination of fog, smoke and pollutants. China’s economy has skyrocketed, but at a price. Power plants, factories and heavy industries are all belching out black, dirty air, at the cost of our health and our environment. Millions of people in China and Hong Kong are breathing a hazardous cocktail of chemicals every day. These chemicals are caused by coal-fired power plants, factories and vehicles, and are responsible for heart disease, stroke, respiratory illnesses, birth defects and cancer. According to the World Health Organization, in China more than 650,000 people die each year from diseases related to air pollution.

Ships in the Bohai Sea Near Dongying and Wangtan, China – May 7th, 2009

38.2N 119.5E

May 7th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

China - May 5th, 2009

China - May 5th, 2009

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Many ships appear as bright white dots fluttering in the Bohai Sea, off the coast of Dongying, a prefecture-level city in China’s Shandong Province.

Dongying, which has 350 kilometers of coastline and an area of 7,923 km², is located around the mouth of the Yellow River. The banks of the Yellow River Delta can be seen in the lower right quadrant. Many fields create checkered patterns on the landscape, as much wheat is grown in this region, while a large part of the city’s economy also revolves around petroleum and the nearby Shengli Oil Field.

Upon opening the main image, the view extends northward, showing more water currents in the Bohai Sea and the city of Wangtan in Hebei. The first close-up focuses on a cluster of ships off the coast of Wangtan. The second shows ships moving through the central part of the Bohai Sea, creating both east-west and north-south trails.

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