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Blue skies in China's capital spark joy, scepticism
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Every day for the last five years, Zou Yi has photographed Beijing's smog-cloaked skyline from his 13th-floor apartment, but there is something different in the air this year. This winter, save a few grey days, the sky has been a brilliant blue, suggesting the city may finally be making progress against air pollution -- an issue so dire in previous years that some periods were dubbed an "airpocalypse". Last year Beijing enjoyed the best air quality on recent record, with a steady increase in "good air" days since pollution control measures were implemented in 2013, according to the capital's environmental protection bureau. read more
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