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Current Event February 3, 2014

Chinese New Year Fireworks

Many Chinese citizens did not light fireworks this year to ring in the year of the horse because many parts of China already have toxic air pollution levels. Lighting fireworks during the Chinese New Year is traditionally done to bring good luck. Listen to this story to learn why the Chinese are especially worried about air pollution.

Geography Climate Change Air Pollution

Story Length: 3:56

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AIR DATE: 01/31/2014

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