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Beijing bans higher emission vehicles to control air pollution 

Light-duty gasoline-powered cars that fail to meet the National Emission Standard III will be banned from entering Beijing’s fifth ring on weekdays. Beijing has banned high-emission vehicles in a bid to control recurring air-pollution enveloping the city with a population … Continue reading

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Which cities have the worst air pollution levels in the world?

Air pollution hit the headlines earlier this week after it was reported that levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for a brief period on Monday. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), London is just a … Continue reading

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More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution 

Beijing: More than 330 Chinese cities monitored by the government, especially capital Beijing and in northern China, reported air pollution despite claims by officials to cut down use of coal and regulating polluting factories. Nearly 58 per cent of Chinese … Continue reading

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Beijing’s latest air pollution episode is the longest this century 

The thick smog that has blanketed Northern China over the first week of the new year is the longest heavy pollution episode seen in Beijing this century, according to an analysis of government data by Greenpeace East Asia. This record … Continue reading

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Beijing creates anti-smog police to tackle air polluters

Force will patrol streets looking for rules violations including open-air barbecues, rubbish burning and dusty roads Beijing will create an environmental police force aimed at tackling deadly smog, after the Chinese capital spent the first week of 2017 mostly shrouded … Continue reading

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China’s capital enjoys brief respite, but smog returning on Tuesday 

Heavy smog that blanketed parts of China at the weekend cleared somewhat on Monday, with flights in Beijing back to normal, but it was likely only to be a brief respite with more choking smog expected to return to the … Continue reading

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China Battles Worst Air Pollution of the Year

China suffered its worst air pollution of the year recently. More than 70 Chinese cities released warnings to citizens in the last few days about pollution reaching dangerous levels. The poor air quality led the government to order factories, some … Continue reading

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Beijing’s Air Pollution is Frightening. This Video Shows Just How Bad It Gets 

Winters in Beijing are grim. It’s not just the subzero temperatures and shortened days that feel so oppressive; the year-end chill means even more coal is burned for heating, blanketing the Chinese capital in thick smog. City authorities this week … Continue reading

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