Beijing issued a yellow alert for air pollution at midnight Sunday as a new bout of smog will hang over the city until Tuesday night.
Chinese Weibo user @飘在英伦 has been posting iconic buildings in Beijing as they look with and without the intense smog. Related
According to the municipal environmental protection bureau, Beijing’s air quality will plunge from “fairly good” on Sunday to “seriously polluted” on Monday.
Air quality will improve on Tuesday night with the arrival of cold air.
According to the National Meteorological Center, the smog will also hit northern and central China provinces of Hebei, Shandong, and Henan.
China is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to combat air pollution. Authorities in the world’s second largest economy have set a target of reducing air pollutants by more than 10 percent from 2012 levels by 2017. While China is investing a lot of money …
Beijing has a four-tier alert system for air pollution, with red being the highest, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
When a yellow alert is issued, it means the Air Quality Index will exceed 200 for 48 hours. Outdoor construction will be limited while more road cleaning will be conducted.
Story from Xinhua.