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China’s nationwide pollution readings rose 5 percent in January-February – ministry

China’s average concentrations of lung-damaging small particles known as PM2.5 rose by 5.2 percent in the first two months of the year, the country’s environment ministry said on Thursday, casting doubt over its ability to meet winter targets. The nation’s … Continue reading

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Smog to linger in Beijing, nearby regions

Smog will linger in Beijing and nearby regions from Tuesday night to Wednesday, China’s national observatory forecast Tuesday. Moderate to heavy smog will be seen in central and southern parts of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and nearby areas, with severe smog … Continue reading

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Smog returns across north days after China claims progress in winter pollution campaign

Air quality readings above 400 mark in Shanxi and well over level considered harmful to health in other cities in the region Smog blanketing northern China has pushed air quality readings in Shanxi province well past the level deemed hazardous … Continue reading

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China’s capital issues orange alert for upcoming smog

Beijing issued its first orange smog alert ahead of winter on Friday, forecasting heavy air pollution over the next four days, the second-highest alert in China’s four-tier emergency response system. Vehicles with National I and II emission standards and trucks … Continue reading

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North China moves to fight winter air pollution 

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei have rolled out measures to fight air pollution as the most heavily polluted season, winter, is coming. The port city of Tianjin will restrict production in heavily polluting industries, including steel, casting, construction materials and coking, … Continue reading

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Largest pollution control op begins 

Inspections have exposed violations by companies illegally discharging pollutants and falsifying monitoring data, despite emergency responses to the ongoing air pollution in northern regions, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Severe violations were exposed by the nation’s top environmental … 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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China: 40 cities reel under heavy smog, air pollution for third day 

The ministry has sent 13 inspection teams to check whether local governments have taken appropriate measures to address heavy pollution and sanction illegal factory emissions. Heavy smog continued to engulf 40 Chinese cities for the third day on Sunday, with … Continue reading

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