When smog fills the air in Krasnoyarsk, the city records the dirtiest air on the planet. Photo: EPA-EFE When smog fills the air in Krasnoyarsk, the city records the dirtiest air on the planet. Photo: EPA-EFE
When smog fills the air in Krasnoyarsk, the city records the dirtiest air on the planet. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russia

In this Russian city, air pollution is so bad that ‘black skies’ are the norm

  • The air pollution in Krasnoyarsk is brought about by Soviet-era factories and coal-fired power plants
  • The city’s woes are emblematic of the wider environmental danger in Siberia, where climate change is melting the permafrost and burning one of the world’s biggest forests

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When smog fills the air in Krasnoyarsk, the city records the dirtiest air on the planet. Photo: EPA-EFE When smog fills the air in Krasnoyarsk, the city records the dirtiest air on the planet. Photo: EPA-EFE
When smog fills the air in Krasnoyarsk, the city records the dirtiest air on the planet. Photo: EPA-EFE
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