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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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When Air Quality in Beijing and Shanghai is Least Awful

What is the best time of year to avoid air pollution in Beijing? Some might say this is a trick question, given the notorious smog levels in China’s capital. But thanks to an analysis by China Real Time, as the … Continue reading

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Can China Win the War on Air Pollution? 

When Deng Xiaoping introduced market reforms in the late 1970s, the country started its steady rise from the economic doldrums, largely through investment in heavy industrialisation. Since then, its GDP has grown about 10 per cent annually, and its economy … Continue reading

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Shanghai base for delta air pollution alert center

Shanghai residents will soon receive more accurate air quality reports with the launch of a new calculating system. Air Quality Index (AQI) calculations will be partly based on an hourly figure for PM2.5 — tiny particles especially harmful as they … Continue reading

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Only three Chinese cities meet air quality standards

An archipelago known for its Buddhist temples, the Tibetan capital and a seaside city known for corrupt real estate deals, are the only three cities in China to meet national air quality standards, in a stark illustration of how pervasive … Continue reading

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Shanghai considers arming residents with anti-pollution masks

Shanghai is considering distributing protective masks to its smog-choked residents, according to reports in the local media. The proposals were made by Zhu Junbo, a local representative of China’s top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and … Continue reading

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Amazing Time-Lapse of Shanghai Smog

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