Smoggey Sauce

“Beijing has extended a ban on outdoor barbecues to restaurants operating in some suburban areas as it tries to improve its notoriously poor air quality in case it wins the 2022 Winter Olympics. … The government blames them for contributing to smog, despite much public ridicule that dirty factories are more to blame.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/07/us-china-olympics-smog-idUKKBN0NS04V20150507)

The decision is a boost for athletes on a sashimi diet.

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Smessage

“Poor air quality has persisted with [Chinese] officials continuing to focus on economic growth, and lax enforcement of environmental regulations remains rife. In a sign of growing environmental activism, Greenpeace East Asia projected the message “Blue Sky Now!” on to a facade of the Drum Tower, a historic building north of the Forbidden City.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/10/china-pollution-levels-hit-20-times-safe-levels)

Unfortunately no-one can see the message for smog.

Britair

“The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) reports that more than 20 areas from northern England down to the South East are still gripped by high levels of pollution … But a fresh air mass arriving later today is expected to push the pollution eastwards over the North Sea.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/04/pollution-levels-forecast-drop-england-wales)

To mainland Europe, love from Britain.