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Beijing issues yellow alert for air pollution

Beijing issued a yellow alert for air pollution Tuesday. Yellow alert means the average daily air quality index (AQI) in the city will exceed 200 for at least two days. Beijing will see its air moderately or seriously polluted from … Continue reading

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Beijing Experiences First Big Sandstorm of 2018; High Pollution Levels Leave Beijingers Dismayed

Beijingers woke up to extremely thick haze and PM10 levels of over 2,000 this morning (Mar 28) as a sandstorm settled over the capital. Though pollution levels have crept back gradually since Spring Festival, following one of the best winters … Continue reading

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Smog to linger in Beijing, nearby regions

Smog will linger in Beijing and nearby regions from Tuesday night to Wednesday, China’s national observatory forecast Tuesday. Moderate to heavy smog will be seen in central and southern parts of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and nearby areas, with severe smog … Continue reading

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Beijing issues yellow alert over air pollution

Beijing’s air pollution emergency response office issued a yellow alert for smog Tuesday, forecasting the air pollution to persist until Wednesday night. The yellow alert warned of an air quality index of more than 150 micrograms of harmful fine particulate … Continue reading

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Smog returns across north days after China claims progress in winter pollution campaign

Air quality readings above 400 mark in Shanxi and well over level considered harmful to health in other cities in the region Smog blanketing northern China has pushed air quality readings in Shanxi province well past the level deemed hazardous … Continue reading

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China’s capital issues orange alert for upcoming smog

Beijing issued its first orange smog alert ahead of winter on Friday, forecasting heavy air pollution over the next four days, the second-highest alert in China’s four-tier emergency response system. Vehicles with National I and II emission standards and trucks … Continue reading

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North China moves to fight winter air pollution 

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei have rolled out measures to fight air pollution as the most heavily polluted season, winter, is coming. The port city of Tianjin will restrict production in heavily polluting industries, including steel, casting, construction materials and coking, … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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