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Air pollution is bigger killer in China than smoking, says new Greenpeace study

Study of 31 mainland cities finds people more likely to die from PM2.5 than tobacco use – and it didn’t even include the worst offending places Air pollution kills more people than smoking in many cities on the mainland, a … Continue reading

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Eight Chinese cities fined for air pollution

Local governments in eight cities in northeast China’s Liaoning Province have been fined a total of 54.2 million yuan (8.9 million U.S. dollars) for air pollution, the provincial department of environment protection said Tuesday. The fines, the first the provincial … Continue reading

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Nanjing schools told to close

Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, has ordered schools suspended today, citing a red alert for haze as persistent choking weather lingers in 25 provincial areas. The order applies to kindergartens, primary schools and middle schools, Nanjing’s publicity department … Continue reading

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No clearing the air over neighbor’s pollution

Pollutants from China and their resultant problems are nothing new to Japan. Acid rain, principally caused by high levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide in industrial pollutants, has been a concern for several decades. While Kyushu and western Japan … Continue reading

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