How America’s dirtiest city cleaned up its act

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The city of Chattanooga, in the southern U.S. state of Tennessee, was once so polluted it was called the dirtiest city in America. That title was the trigger for a dramatic turnaround.

CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough reports.

How America's dirtiest city cleaned up its act

How America's dirtiest city cleaned up its act

The city of Chattanooga, in the southern U.S. state of Tennessee, was once so polluted it was called the dirtiest city in America. That title was the trigger for a dramatic turnaround.

Air quality around the world

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Data: WHO. All figures based on annual mean concentration of particulate matter of less than 10 microns of diameter (PM10) [ug/m3] and of less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) in cities.


Union of Concerned Scientists’ Rachel Cleetus on air pollution in China

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CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar asked Rachel Cleetus, the lead economist and climate policy manager with the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists what can be done about the air quality in parts of China.

Rachel Cleetus of Union of Concerned Scientists discusses smog in China

Rachel Cleetus of Union of Concerned Scientists discusses smog in China

CCTV America interviewed Rachel Cleetus, the lead economist and climate policy manager with the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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