Beijing's toxic sky
05 March 2015
In Beijing, awareness of the dangers of the polluted sky is now on the rise, thanks to growing data, reports The Atlantic. China will "declare war on pollution," Premier Li Keqiang told parliament in an opening address in 2014. A tougher environmental law took effect on January 1, while a new environment minister took charge on Friday. Residents continue to cope in various ways, from wearing filtered masks to keeping children indoors to expressing frustration through art and fashion. The Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon recently took the following images, including six before-and-after shots (photos number 2 through 7). The Atlantic has them interactive, allowing you to click and see the difference between a sunny day in Beijing and a polluted one.