Beijing Raises Pollution Alert to the Second-Highest Level

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  • City moves smog alert to orange for first time in 13 months
  • China says it achieved five-year pollutant-reduction target

Putting a Lid on Emitters; China Tackles Pollution

Air pollution reached “hazardous” levels in Beijing on Sunday, prompting the city to upgrade to the second-highest alert for the first time in 13 months on the same day that the Chinese government said it has met pollution-reduction targets for the year.

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