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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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Worst smog of the year leaves Beijing choking as US embassy’s air quality reading hits 545

Beijing is choking in its worst smog so far this year, with air pollution at hazardous levels and the reading at the US embassy hitting as high as 545 on Thursday afternoon. An air quality index (AQI) reading of more … Continue reading

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