Tag Archives: China

Bad Air Contributing to Poor Mental Health and Being Unhappy, Study Finds

Economic progress in many developing countries is often accompanied by increased air pollution and this, in turn, is contributing to higher levels of depression, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. The discovery contributes to … 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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‘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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Stronger wind expected to ease high-risk air pollution

High-risk air pollution in Hong Kong is expected to ease on Thursday as the dry northeast monsoon affecting southern China gets stronger, according to the Hong Kong Observatory Hong Kong suffered higher than normal pollution levels on Wednesday afternoon, Ming … 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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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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India’s Air Pollution Rivals China as World’s Deadliest 

India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world, a new study of global air pollution shows. The number of premature deaths … Continue reading

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