Beijing's record smog poses health nightmare as China plans 'green' energy future
For those living outside China, Beijing's smoggy air is scary but remote. For those who have been living with the past three weeks of foul air, it's a call to action. Last month, Beijing hit record levels of air pollution, engulfing the city with smog 20 times higher than world safety levels. The dark, sooty air gave ample evidence that, although China's leaders have been pushing clean technology, implementing it at home is a job that remains undone.