31 Mar '15, 2pm

Beijing Smog: So Bad That Emergency Plans Ban Half Its Cars Each Day

By Stephen Edelstein 527 views Mar 31, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Beijing smog Enlarge Photo In the 1970s, gasoline shortages led to the adoption of a temporary odd-even system for fuel purchases in parts of the U.S. On odd-numbered days of the month, only drivers with a license plate ending in an odd number could buy fuel; the same applied to drivers with even-numbered plates on even-numbered days. CHECK OUT: UPDATE: 'Under The Dome' Video: China's 'Silent Spring' Air-Pollution Wakeup Now, Beijing is instituting a similar system, but for a very different reason. To combat its notoriously heavy air pollution, the Chinese capital will restrict which cars can drive on a given day , reports CRIEnglish . China Enlarge Photo The municipal government's plan calls for enacting the odd-even scheme if the local air-quality index for pollution stays above 2...

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