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Short but important item on Splash247 on the new sulphur emissions regulation China is due to bring into force at the beginning of 2019. Although not quite as stringent as the US and EU – a SOx limit of 0.5% will be enforced, rather than the 0.1% limit in Northern Europe and the US – this is nonetheless a big deal. Smog in the Chinese capital was so bad this morning that authorities issued the first-ever red alert, closing businesses and schools for a 24-hour period. At some point in the last few years, the smog has been so dense that plants have periodically stopped photosynthesizing…

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