Thursday, 3 April 2014

England is shrouded in polluted air and dust from the Sahara

Smog is hitting the UK hard: cities across the country are currently covered in a blanket of dirty air thanks to what meteorologists are calling a "perfect storm" for air pollution. The UK's environmental department recently reported that the air couldn't be much dirtier in London and southeast England, essentially because dirt from the country as well as dirt from the Sahara Desert isn't being blown away. Local emissions mixed with dust particles from the Sahara are staying in England's air because light winds are not powerful enough to disperse them.

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