Tourists skate on the summer palace ice rink in Beijing, China, on Jan. 4, 2020. Costfoto / Barcroft Media via Getty Images Official figures from the Chinese government show that Beijing’s ongoing seven-year “war on pollution” has netted significantly improved air quality in the capital city, as the South China Morning Post reported. Data released by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment showed that concentrations of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 fell 14.3 percent in the first 11 months of 2019, according to Xinhua . That is the lowest level since an integrated air quality-monitoring network was launched in 2013. When the air quality-monitoring network started in 2013, the average concentration of PM2.5 was 89.5 micrograms per cubic meter. In 2019, that number plummeted to an average concentration of 42 micrograms of PM2.5 per cubic meter, a 53 per cent reduction in air pollution, according to the municipal ecology and environment bureau, as the South China Morning Post reported. The trend held for concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and concentrations of the larger PM10 pollution as well. Those numbers back up earlier findings from the Swiss firm IQAir AirVisual, which installed sensors on the U.S. embassy in […]

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