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 Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) said.
The gas contributes to acid rain, which damages buildings, soil and crops, and can cause health problems in humans. [Full Text]
China hit by rising air pollution – BBC News
Posted by Sophia Cao | Aug 3, 2006