Schools have closed their playgrounds and ambulance staff are reporting a surge in breathing problems as smog blankets parts of England for a second day. Northern Germany was also affected with a thick layer of smog. (April 3)
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Reuters - News Video Online (Nov. 13, 2015) Smog continues to blanket many parts of China, stretching from northwest China's Xinjiang to the eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. Natasha Howitt reports.
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AFP (Feb. 15, 2014) In the winter, thousands of trees surrounding Mount Zao take on a life of their own, as snow dumped by icy Siberian winds blankets the firs and transforms them into ominous "snow monsters".
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AFP (Sep. 15, 2015) From afar, the Rhone glacier looks pristine, but on closer inspection the surface is covered with white blankets to slow the melting of the rapidly retreating ice.
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AP (May 20, 2013) Amateur video captured the raw power of funnel clouds on Sunday in central Oklahoma. Several tornadoes struck parts of the nation's midsection Sunday, concentrating damage in central Oklahoma and ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 25, 2012) The Mongolian capital Ulan Bator has serious environmental problems. Uncontrolled immigration has swollen the population, and many residents are heating with primitive coal stoves. The resulting smog ... watch video
AP (Oct. 22, 2013) Beijing sought to tame its infamous smog on Tuesday by preparing emergency measures such as factory shutdowns and traffic limits to kick in when air pollution levels are high. (Oct. ... watch video
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