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MAP: One-Fourth Of The Planet Is Breathing Unsafe Air

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Over the past year, you have probably seen numerous news stories detailing Beijing's and other Chinese cities' attempts to grapple with air pollution, as well as those pointing out that New Delhi actually has worse air pollution than Beijing. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 13 of the 20 dirtiest cities in the world are in India. In both countries, some blame has been put on food vendors cooking in open-air and others have pointed to emissions from industrial pollution, but certainly the power and road transport sectors are significantly contributing towards air pollution; but what are those shares exactly?

Read more: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2014/06/16/map-monday-50-shades-of-air-pollution/#ixzz34u8E3U00


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