China is moving factories, banning taxis, and even modifying the weather to clean up its dirty air in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics
By Gregory MonePosted 06.28.2007 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
At this time next year, the world's finest athletes will converge in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. They will sprint, leap, and toss their way to gold-that is, if they can get a breath of clean air. China has some of the worst pollution in the world, and bad air kills 400,000 Chinese annually [see "China's Green Evolution." In anticipation of the Olympics, Beijing has launched a massive cleanup. Some 200 factories in the area will be relocated.