The environmental history of the Beijing Municipal District

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Beijing Gasps for Clean Air
By Antoaneta Bezlova, IPS, 3 January 2000. Smoggy, congested Beijing is launching a massive clean-up campaign designed to turn itself from a choking, industrial wasteland into an international metropolis of consumption and culture.
Project Geared Up to Protect Beijing From Desert Invasion
China News Digest, 29 August 2001. Beijing is stepping up a reforestation project to stop the desert from advancing into the city. The project is part of a 10-year program to restore forests in suburban Beijing and other northern Chinese metropolitan areass.
Buses in Beijing to Be Fueled by Imported LPG
Xinhua, 7 February 2002. Buses in the Chinese capital Beijing are to use imported liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel. The move aims at reducing atmospheric pollution in Beijing and helping the capital to prepare for hosting the Olympic Games in 2008.