Tag Archives: Beijing

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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Beijing hit by new air pollution crisis as huge sandstorm blows in 

Dozens of flights are reported cancelled and residents urged to stay indoors to avoid breathing in dangerous particles A putrid, nicotine-shaded mist loomed over Beijing on Thursday after a massive sandstorm slammed into the Chinese capital bringing the latest “airpocalypse” … Continue reading

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Smog, Sandstorm Send Beijing Air Pollution Readings Soaring 

Masks were donned, and air purifiers cranked up to max, as Beijing’s chronic air pollution returned Thursday, shrouding the city’s skyline in a thick pall, and sending residents scurrying for cover as airborne particle ratings breached 20 times WHO safe … Continue reading

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Largest pollution control op begins 

Inspections have exposed violations by companies illegally discharging pollutants and falsifying monitoring data, despite emergency responses to the ongoing air pollution in northern regions, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Severe violations were exposed by the nation’s top environmental … Continue reading

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Beijing development plan calls for more green space, cap on population

 Beijing will publish a draft plan for the long-term development of the Chinese capital on Wednesday, according to state media, which includes measures to cap the population and cut air pollution. Under the plan, Beijing, now home to around 22 … Continue reading

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