Paris Weighs Drastic Measures to Cope With Smog

March 21, 2015 3:03 PM

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Paris in the spring sounds romantic, but this year, the fabled French metropolis is likely to take one’s breath away in a different fashion.

This week, air pollution in the City of Light spiked to such unpleasant levels that on Wednesday, the Eiffel Tower was obscured by a brown haze. In an effort to quell the crisis, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for the national government to impose emergency traffic restrictions that essentially...

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