Seeing the rumour that Apple is looking at a R&D Facility in Beijing, it reminded me of a story that ran on NPR's Morning Edition yesterday and today regarding smog levels in the area; Something that news reporters are deeming "the Airpocalypse": http://www.npr.org/2013/01/14/169305324/beijings-air-quality-reaches-hazardous-levels The NASA Earth Observatory released two images of Beijing and the surrounding area before and after the smog set in. However, I think it's more telling to see NPR's article, especially with the slider for the image, so you can slide to see before and after. Now, with Apple being so eco-friendly, I'd have to question their motives if they indeed want to put an R&D facility in that area. Either way, in the scope of the world, this is absolutely sick (read: disgusting). BL.