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A Thousand Snakes Sunbathe on Road

On 8th Oct, over a thousand snakes were seen crawling on the road in Liuhe county, Jinlin province - over 700 died when run over by passing cars.

A man trys to move an injured snake to the side of the road. (Screenshot)

According to a local road inspector, every year around this time, dozens of snakesĀ comeĀ from the bush beside the road to sun-bath, but this year the number of snakes is greater than ever before.

Beijing Smog Red Alert - First Ever PDF Print E-mail
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Beijing has issued its first ever red alert warning for smog.

Half of the city's vehicles have been ordered off the road, and factories and schools are closing as the PM2.5 particle readings climbed toward 300 micrograms per cubic meter, compared with the World Health Organisation's safe level of 25. The heavy smog is not expected to improve until Thursday.

Since November 28, toxic air has smothered northern China, increasing to hazardous levels in the ensuing days.

The red alert appears to be a delayed response to the online criticism from citizens in the last few days. Authorities are supposed to issue alerts 24 hours before the onset of serious smog conditions.

One online comment said: " If it is red alert today, what was it last week?" Another said: "So what, we live in a gas chamber anyway."

The smog is expected to last until at least Thursday 10th December.

The regime usually tries to downplay the warnings issued by the US Embassy in Beijing on air pollution, but these warnings are well appreciated by Beijing citizens.

 

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