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China includes more cities in air pollution rankings to pressure local officials

China extended monthly air quality rankings to 169 cities from 74, including in the high-pollution region of Shanxi-Shaanxi in the country’s northwest, adding pressure on local authorities as it intensifies its campaign against air pollution. Cities in the Fenwei plains … 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 air pollution at hazardous levels

Air pollution has reached hazardous levels in the Chinese capital, Beijing, with authorities advising citizens to stay indoors. On Saturday, the level of the poisonous, tiny particles of PM2.5 was at 391 micrograms per cubic meter, according to the US … Continue reading

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Central, Western China Have Worst Air Pollution, Greenpeace Says

China’s central and western regions had the worst air pollution in the nation during the first quarter, according to Greenpeace East Asia. Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Sichuan were among the 10 worst-polluted provinces in the three months ended March 31, … Continue reading

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China seeks to curb worst air pollution in 50 years

China‘s air pollution in 2013 is at its worst for some 52 years, with 13 provinces hitting record-high levels of air pollution, according to the ministry of environmental protection. In recent days, traffic has been delayed in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Henan, Shandong; … Continue reading

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