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China: Worsening air pollution may affect agriculture

February 27, 2014 - 6:00am


New research suggests that if smog continues in China, agriculture will face conditions "similar to a nuclear winter" He Dongxian, an associate professor at China Agricultural University's College of Water Resources and Civil Engineering, said.

The pollution has led to grounding of flights and highway closures, The Guardian reported. News agency Xinhua recently reported that 147 industrial companies in Beijing have halted or reduced production.

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