Chinese Factories Are Ordered to Release Data on Real-Time Emission Levels

Smoke billows from steel slags at a Chongqing Iron & Steel factory Photograph by China Photos/Getty Images

In a surprising sign of progress for both the environment and information transparency in China, the central government in January ordered 15,000 large and small factories to make real-time data about air and water pollution public.

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