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Beijing Restrictions Offer Case Study in Emissions of Key Atmospheric Gases
April 30, 2007
The Chinese government's restrictions on Beijing motorists during a three-day conference last November--widely viewed as a dress rehearsal for efforts to slash smog and airborne pollutants during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing--succeeded in cutting the city's emissions of one important class of atmospheric gases by an impressive 40 percent.
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