China hit by rising air pollution – BBC News

From BBC News:

China is the world’s largest sulphur dioxide polluter, emitting nearly 26m tons of the gas in 2005.

This was a 27% increase since 2000 and coincided with a rise in coal consumption, the State Administration (SEPA) said.

The gas contributes to acid rain, which damages buildings, soil and crops, and can cause health problems in humans. [Full Text]

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