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India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

/ Feb 16, 2017

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space program.Celebrations erupted among scientists at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as the head of the Indian Space Research Organisation announced ...

/ Feb 8, 2017

China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country’s toxic smog in response to rising public anger.The announcement follows instructions from the national Meteorological Administration last ...

/ Jan 18, 2017

China forbids locally issued smog alerts

China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported Wednesday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information about the country’s air pollution as public anger over the issue grows.The Meteorological Administration notified local bureaus Tuesday to “immediately stop issuing ...