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How many premature deaths occurred due to air pollution
1.2 million
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True/False China's air pollution is hurting other parts of the world.
True
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What percentage of China's 560 million urban residents breathe air considered safe by European Union standards?
1 percent
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The number of registered cars has increased from 3 million to what from 2008 to 2011.
5 million
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What area in China, South of the Yangtze River, is the largest area in the world affected by acid rain?
The Guangdong basin
200
How many tons of sulfur dioxide did China spew out in 2007?
26 million tons
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In 2007, how many people died from indoor and outdoor air pollution in China?
656,000 people
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What percent of China's total energy is generated from coal?
70%
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What fraction of deaths in the world from air pollution occur in Asia.
2/3
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What is the percentage increase in Nitrogen Dioxide levels between 1996 and 2006 in Beijing
50%
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How much of China is regularly soaked in acid rain?
1/3
300
What is the thick haze that hovers over all of Asia due to air pollution?
The Asian brown cloud
300
What percentage of California's air pollution came from Asia?
29%
300
The number of lung cancer patients has increased by what percentage in the capital city of Beijing?
60 percent
300
The average particulate levels per cubic meter of air in Beijing is what?
141 micrograms
400
How many times worse is the air quality in Beijing, China vs New York city?
16 times worse
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True/False The thick haze of pollution that covers Asia can be seen from space
True
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China's sulfur dioxide emissions are ___ what is considered safe by the WHO
double
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How many of the world's 20 cities with the worst air quality are located in China?
16
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True/False The pollution in China is is so bad that you sometimes can't see a building from 2 to 3 blocks away.
True
500
What is the most heavily polluted city in China?
Lanzhou
500
What has air pollution done to the crop production in China?
It has greatly reduced it
500
True/False The number of people dying from lung cancer in China has increased by 200% over the past 3 decades
False
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How many times worse is the amount of airborne suspended particulates than what the WHO considers a safe level?
20 times worse
500
Chinese airplane engines never have to be replaced, because the engines thrive in the polluted environment.
false
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