Chinese cities reported worse air quality on average in July compared with a year ago, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said Tuesday.
In a monthly report posted on its website, the ministry said the 74 cities under its watch reported air pollution on 26.9 percent of the days last month, up from 19.5 percent in July 2013.
In particular, Beijing and its 12 neighboring cities in the North China's Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region on average suffered from air pollution on 57.4 percent of the days in July, up from 51.4 percent last year.
The major pollutants in the region were PM2.5 and ozone, it said.
The ministry added that Beijing and Tianjin were among 10 cities that reported the worst air quality last month. The rest included Tangshan, Xingtai, Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Jinan, Handan, Langfang and Hengshui.
Air quality in the Pearl River Delta region also deteriorated on a yearly basis, the ministry said, adding that the Yangtze Delta region saw some improvements in July.
China began to include PM2.5, a key indicator of air pollution, and ozone in its new air quality standard in 2013.
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charles webster baer
august 22nd , 2014
ola . not much to report . not much going on . bought a big bongo / conga drum . me and my band , COWBOYZ , are doing shows / practice sessions , in the huge square on campus . arnel on acustic guitar and backing vocals . we have some original material we are going to put on you tube in a week or so . I wrote three songs . one song is so scandalous I have not told arnel about it . arnel is a catholic . part of the show is me and arnel doing arnel\'s tribal philopino dance moves . three moves , one is razing the roof , the other is the bird , and I cant really describe the third one . so , that is good stuff . I wont forget about all of you when I am rich and famous . played some good basket ball the other day . we have two courts with 15 baskets each . pretty cool . I am in a solid second place in my chess.com russian chess tournament , with six or seven guys , so pretty happy about that . I think that I may be recieving some chewing tobacco in the mail this month so , JAH BLESS RUS MAN . may lotus blossoms drop on rusty\'s noggin . I start teaching , and start recieving final scores from the nfl regular season , on september 8th . looking forward to that . some guy told me to leave the quiet students alone , so , I think I will give that a try to start off with . I am really going all out on the spicy chili peppers at lunch . thats how I keep it real over here . still on the fence about a v p n . for a hundred bucks I can get american internet for a year . I will probably do it but have not yet . I think we may be soon done with 90 degree weather . the heat has been killing me since I got to china . its the concrete that soaks up all the sun and then radiates all the heat all night . its pretty bad , as in a sauna , sweat dripping off you kind of way . when I say I wet the bed Im talking about sweat . anyway , I think this heat thing may be over very soon so , wow , nuts . its the baer lattitude . beijing , tianjin , san francisco , washington d.c. , greece , all on the same lattitude . all the power centers the baers groove to . baer power . I defeated uncle mike and uncle mike defeated john gordon so I keep my championship chess belt regardless of the out come of my game with john gordon , who , congradulations , should be having a son next week . thats a full house . daughter , son , son . just like his family . I dont want to brag but after playing chess for 40 years I have developed my own custom wu tang style for black and white . am willing to share this secret sauce with anyone who is curious . dont really have any big plans for the rest of the month but cant rule out a forth trip to the museum or a third trip to the zoo . ya want to know the one thing I do really miss about america . in america , you can find a cafe you like . you can sit out side with a nice cup of coffee and a brand new new york times or wall street journal and just go full zen . you cant really do that here . thats what I really miss . lucky for me I have done so much of that I have plenty of funk in the reserve funk tank . I think rand paul is the only cat who can take out pant suit . he is better than her on money and does not care about other stuff , another advantage . still pullin for the hill however . when she steps down in 25 , chelsea will be old enough to be president . I think the third english teacher is some guy from australia ( my future residence ) . so now we need one more english teacher , to make four of us . other wise me and arnel are looking at class sizes in the 40\'s or higher . I think I get 200 bucks as a referal fee for the australian . I think the final exam in january is oral and counts like for 70% of the grade . and I think that they dont want me to fail anyone . I think that I will have a student take roll call or maybe just completely blow roll call off . Im gunna mangle the names . Im not spending any money any more because I have everything I need and in a large supply . just waiting for school to start . I think the freshman have already started to arrive . september 5 is when we get all the info about our classes . the cowboyz have the huge square for another week or so , after five when its shady , and then this place is just going to be mobbed with crazy chinese kids and thier cell phones and tablets . the funny thing about chinese t shirts is that they are almost always in english and almost always say stuff that is suppose to sound cool but in no way does , which , is both funny and kind of cool . there is a barber shop within spitting distance of my pad so I may hit that up when they open back up in a few weeks . I like being fuzzy wuzzy as well so its all good . when I start to talk about a stray dog and cat on campus you know that I have run out of things to say . much love to you all . cwb out .
charles webster baer is about to begin negotiations with the government of russia to sell eastern russia to asia for 30 trillion american dollars . all the land east of lake baykal will be sold to china , japan , south korea , taiwan , and singapore . all the money will be evenly divided between all the russian people who have lived in russia since 1999 . charles feels that eventually western russia will become part of the european union so charles would like to help russians make some money before that occurs . charles will be payed a trillion dollar commision and will recieve 300 square miles between new china and new japan . this land will be called charles land . all russians who recieve money will be full citizens of east russians new nations , except for charles land . all new nations will be gig compliant . all new nations will have a decade to set aside over one third of the new country for national parks that will never be developed . also , a twenty mile buffer zone will be between all new nations and this zone will also not be developed , except for roads , rail roads , and pipelines . charles will also assist in the creation of central russia for russians that do not want to live in the east or west . charles thinks this will be a great deal for everyone , just like when the usa bought alaska from russia . europe gets western russia , asia gets eastern russia , and russians get paid and get central russia .