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Humidity, slow wind leads to heavy air pollution in Shanghai 

SHANGHAI reported heavy air pollution on Thursday with tiny particle PM2.5 being the major pollutant, according to Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center. The air quality index has been rising since morning, and surpassed 200 — the threshold for heavy pollution — … Continue reading

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Poor air quality prompts city to activate emergency measures again this morning 

Shanghai environmental authority activated emergency measures against air pollution this morning. It is the second time such measures were launched within eight days. Schools and kindergartens have been ordered to cancel outdoor activities, operations at constructions sites within the Outer … Continue reading

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Shanghai Warns People to Stay Indoors on ‘Severe’ Air Pollution

Shanghai warned children and elderly to remain indoors and everyone else to avoid physical activity outdoors as air pollution levels worsened. The city’s air was classified as “severely polluted,” the worst level of a 6-grade scale, as the air quality … Continue reading

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Most China cities fail to meet air quality standards

Only eight out of China’s 74 biggest cities passed the government’s basic air quality standards in 2014, the environment ministry has said. The most polluted cities were in north-eastern Hebei, the province that surrounds the capital Beijing. Beijing and Shanghai … Continue reading

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Beijing in first smog alert of year

Beijing issued its first smog alert of 2015 on Tuesday, with the PM2.5 index passing the 200 level. The alert will probably remain in force until Friday, the municipal environmental authority said. Based on the official daily air quality forecast, … Continue reading

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Air quality hits severely polluted

SHANGHAI’S air reached severely polluted last night, its worst this year, as the city air quality index passed 300. This followed three days of smog, though forecasters said the arrival of a cold front today with northeasterly winds should disperse … Continue reading

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China’s largest coal power plant violating air pollution levels every week

Waigaoqiao plant in Shanghai releasing dangerous nitrogen oxides in excess of national emission standards, study finds China’s largest coal-fired power plant has been violating national emission standards for chemicals that cause dangerous fine particulate matter pollution, official figures show. The … Continue reading

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China’s air pollution worsens in July, highest in north

Air pollution across 74 major Chinese cities worsened in July compared to last year, according to government data released on Tuesday, showing that the government is having trouble shaking its smog problem. The 74 cities struggled with pollution on 26.9 … Continue reading

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