India's capital imposed a vehicle ban for two weeks in January — and the results were encouraging, with improvement in air quality and diminished levels of congestion.
Air quality in Beijing improved last year, despite the government's first ever "red alert" warning in December, according to official media.
India is imposing restrictions on when and what types of automobiles are permitted, much like rules Beijing has put in place to deal with dangerously high levels of pollution.
Just after praising a viral film about the country's air pollution problems, Chinese authorities appear to have scrubbed it from internet sites.
Millions of Chinese Watched an Environmental Documentary This Weekend — and the Government Is Happy About It
Created by a former Chinese television reporter, 'Under the Dome' depicts the country's notoriously bad air quality and could bring about greater scrutiny of government environmental policies.
Pregnant women subjected to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy were twice as likely to give birth to an autistic child than women living with low levels of air pollutants.