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‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals 

Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air pollution events, scientists say Climate change played a major role in the extreme air pollution events suffered recently by China and is likely to make … Continue reading

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Beijing’s ‘airpocalypse’: city shuts down amid three-day smog red alert 

Children kept at home, building sites and factories closed and cars kept off roads as pollution engulfs Chinese capital “Create a paradise,” urges the motto of Beijing’s Baijiazhuang primary school – a message stamped on to its front gate in … Continue reading

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Breathing poison in the world’s most polluted city

Saharan dust, traffic fumes and smog from Europe may be clogging up London’s air at present – and causing alarm in the newspapers – but in the world’s most polluted city London’s air would be considered unusually refreshing. That city … Continue reading

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Beijing’s smog is increasingly toxic for China’s politicians

As Beijing faces the possibility of another ‘airpocalypse’ this winter, the Chinese people are more environmentally conscious and increasingly willing to protest against dangerous pollution The smog is back and the threat of another “airpocalypse” hangs heavy over Beijing. Late … Continue reading

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Nine Chinese cities suffered more days of severe smog than Beijing

Photographs of a smog-wreathed Tiananmen Square and the iconic headquarters of China Central Television dominated reports of Chinese pollution last year, but analysis shows nine other Chinese cities suffered more days of severe smog than the capital in 2013. The … Continue reading

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China launches new measures to tackle air pollution

China’s cabinet has outlined measures aimed at improving the country’s air pollution problems, which have plagued many of its larger cities over recent years. One of the main measures, announced in state media over the weekend, is a target to … Continue reading

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Two Major Air Pollutants Increase in China

In the first three months of this year, levels of two major air pollutants increased by almost 30 percent here in the Chinese capital, over the same period in 2012, according to a report on Wednesday by a Chinese news … Continue reading

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Chinese struggle through ‘airpocalypse’ smog

Hu Li’s heart sank when she realised that she could gauge how close she was to home by the colour of the air. Driving 140 kilometres from Tianjin City to Beijing last week, she held her breath as the chalky-white … Continue reading

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