Tag Archives: Beijing

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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Here are some of the world’s worst cities for air quality 

Trying to get away from airborne ammonia? Don’t linger in Lagos or Delhi. If you’re bent on avoiding ozone, you might want to add Beijing, Karachi, and Los Angeles to your list. These are some of the cities with the … Continue reading

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Heavy air pollution to hit northern cities until start of National People’s Congress 

Pollution will ease by Wednesday, forecasters say, but return with a vengeance on Friday for the following week A new bout of air pollution is due to hit Beijing and other parts of north China today. The Ministry of Environmental … Continue reading

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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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