Mudslides engulfed the town in northwest China on Sunday, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly 2,000 residents missing as rescue teams dug out crushed homes and sought to blast away debris clogging a river.
With pollution out of control, the Chinese government needs to do something to improve the air during the Olympics. Otherwise, they’re going to have lots of sick athletes and their glorious PR campaign will fall flat. The solution? Force factories to in the weeks leading up to the games.
China free plastic shopping bags. They have a long way to go on the environment, but every little bit helps.