BIRD’S-EYE VIEW OF POLLUTION
China has mobilized drones to gather air pollution data in key northern areas to assist an inspection of how well environmental laws are being enforced, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. A company in Shanxi province (right) is photographed by the drone while releasing dense smoke into the air. Sixty-four companies are suspected of violating environmental regulations during the inspection between June 16 and 27.
more than the same period last year. injured on Saturday evening in a traffic accident, local police said. The accident occurred in Huangyuan county at about 6:40 pm when a tractor crashed into a jeep and two cars. Police said that the tractor’s brakes apparently failed on a long slope. Five people in one car were killed. Another six people were injured and hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. The cause of the accident is under investigation.