During the ban, Beijing’s average levels of PM (particulate matter) dropped by 73.2% compared to the last year.
Our understanding of China is largely a stereotype. But the fact is, China has changed a lot over the years.
It’s a place unlike any other in the world.
Highway noise barriers are usually not very aesthetically pleasing and only serve one purpose—to quiet traffic for the surrounding community. But a researcher in the Netherlands, Michael Debije at the Eindhoven University of Technology, is trying to change all that.
A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural.
I guess people who created these signs obviously didn’t read them. If they did they would have realized pretty quickly that they don’t make any damn sense.