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This is What Beijing Looks Like Without Air Pollution

The change was unbelievable.

If you’ve been to China, or even lived there, then you would probably be used to the layer of smog covering its cities every day. In situations like this, breathing becomes so difficult and people are at higher risk of developing respiratory diseases. A breath of fresh air is nothing but a wish and a luxury.

China, recognizing the dire situation that its constituents were forced to live in, attempted to alleviate its worsening air quality by putting restrictions on car use and factory operations. This move forced cars to drive on alternating days in Beijing. However, these efforts were short-lived, as the government only initiated such actions for major events in the city.

Beijing is known for its bad and dangerous air quality.

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Starting last August 2015, Beijing imposed restrictions on car use and factory production.

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This was in preparation of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Japan’s WWII defeat.

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The results were astounding.

The smog perpetually covering the sky was lifted, showing a bluer and clearer view of the sky.

skyline of Beijing in recent clear days.

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Beijing’s average particulate matter (PM) level dropped by around 73%

skyline of Beijing in recent clear days.

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However, the results were short-lived.

The day after the parade, the ban was lifted…and the sky turned back to its normal gray.

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In fact, the day the ban was lifted, the air quality index in Beijing hit a high 160, which according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, can cause adverse effects to humans.

Citizens immediately took to their social media accounts, commenting on the drastic change of air quality. “Residents in Beijing will start cursing again. Do we want development? Or do we want the environment? This all shows that the pollution is caused by human activities, and that it’s possible to control.”, said one online user.

What do you think of this issue? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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UFO Caused Temporary Shut Down of a Major Airport in China

The Chinese ATCs ground outbound flights and redirect inbound flights whenever there’s a UFO sighting.

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Last July 7, 2010, an unidentified flying object (UFO) was spotted in China, and the news took the internet by storm. A flight crew noticed the UFO while their plane was preparing to descend at the Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou around 8:40 p.m. They immediately notified the Chinese air traffic controllers (ATC) about the sighting. According to reports, the airport officials were forced to ground outbound flights and divert inbound planes to other proximal airports temporarily.
Eighteen flights were affected, but the operations resumed an hour later.

Several theories emerged regarding the UFO's identity back then.

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Some said it was either a U.S. missile or a Russian satellite. Others also expressed that it was preposterous to think that it was an alien spaceship. Some people believed it was a Chinese missile or an aircraft on a test drive. Residents claim, however, that they saw a flying object that afternoon prior to the incident at the airport. ...

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Watch How Ecstatic this Stolen Pug was to be Reunited with Her Owner

Lola was definitely overjoyed.

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When given the chance, burglars will steal your valuable possessions. Those low-life criminals usually steal phones, wallets, jewelry, or some valuable appliances around their victim's house. And although it's devastating to lose something you’ve worked so hard for, at least those material things can be replaced.

But these particular lot stole something else from Kate Witham's home in Harlow, Essex, England---her dog.

The burglars took Ms. Witham's pug, Lola probably after realizing that the pedigree pooch can be sold at a decent price....

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Floyd Mayweather Got Illegal IV Before Pacquiao Fight

Money’s got some explaining to do.

Floyd Mayweather's camp has hurled doping accusations against Manny Pacquiao countless times so this may come as a shock to boxing fans. According to a report from Thomas Hauser of SB Nation, Money got an illegal IV before the fight to combat dehydration.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) discovered evidence that Floyd used an IV after the weigh-in. The agency has yet to release details regarding the allegations.

Money's got some explaining to do.

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