Smog-killing drones may be the new solution to China's pollution problem
China may have an answer for its growing and increasingly dangerous smog problem. Recently, China's premier, Li Keqiang, announced that there needs to be an aggressive effort to fight air pollution in the country. One of the proposed ways to alleviate the smog is to use drones that clear the air.
An aviation official is planning a series of drone trials that are set for later this month. Each vehicle will have 700kg (roughly 1500 pounds) of chemicals that will help clear the air. In theory, some of the drones will be able to reduce, or completely remove, the smog within a five kilometer area.
The country has long been experimenting with ways to clear the smog, but officials believe the drones could be the most effective and cost efficient method. The government is also aiming to lower carbon emissions and shut off coal burning furnaces.