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  1. News - China

    Air pollution leaves China's Pearl River Delta region choking on smog

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... national air-quality standards, China News Service reported. Eight of those stations rated the air as severely polluted- in the Shiqiao area of Guangzhou's Panyu district, Xiping ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Pearl River Delta region shrouded in heavy smog Heavy smog has been smothering the Pearl River Delta for the past week, with air pollution readings ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In air pollution fight, China may start by tackling soot

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook David Fullbrook urges action on black carbon, now seen as a major cause of global warming For cleaner air, China must start tackling soot The scale of air pollution in China is, well, breathtaking. It is not only the intensity, but the pace and scale of deterioration in air quality over the past decade. And the problem has global implications even though ...

  3. News - China - CLIMATE

    Rich nations outsourcing pollution to China, says UN report

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Rich nations 'outsourcing pollution' The world's richest countries are increasingly outsourcing their carbon pollution to China and other rising economies, ... gradual rise in emissions. For the poorest countries in the world, however, emissions have flatlined since 1990. Factories in China and other rising economies now produce more carbon pollution ...

  4. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua laments ‘severe’ pollution

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s top negotiator at international climate talks said on Tuesday that air pollution in his own country – the world’s biggest carbon emitter – is harming its citizens. “China indeed is suffering from severe air pollution,” said Xie Zhenhua, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, the top economic planning body. ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing sets pollution targets for all provinces as smog worsens

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 12:01am by Li Jing

    ... provincial governments have signed up for specific air pollution pledges for the next four years as the mainland's leadership struggles to deal with worsening smog. Eleven municipalities ... greater responsibility to address worsening air pollution. The State Council will evaluate each province's progress annually, and officials who fail to meet targets will be "summoned ...

  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    No smoke without fire – is Cantonese cooking cleanest in China?

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 07:05pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... was the main source of air pollution in the capital. A local Jiangsu paper Modern Express reported that although cooking was not a major source of air pollution, in an enclosed environment, the effect ... micrograms per cubic metre. China’s PM2.5 monitoring website cnpm25.cn rates air quality as “excellent” if the amount of PM2.5 is below 35 micrograms per cubic metre; between 25 to 75, air quality ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangzhou announces emergency measures to tackle heavy pollution

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 11:26pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Guangzhou unveils emergency measures to tackle heavy pollution Guangzhou's government has rolled out emergency measures for days when air ... of the Guangzhou Environmental Protection Bureau, said yesterday that air pollution would now be formally categorised as an emergency. A 15-department task force would co-ordinate action centrally on days ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing to adopt emergency measures to combat smog

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 05:12pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China's capital is preparing new rules to cut down on the air pollution clogging up the city Beijing is seeking to tame the spikes in its infamous smog by preparing emergency measures such as factory shutdowns and traffic limits to kick in when air pollution levels are especially heavy. The city government said on Tuesday the strictest emergency ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing 'flexible' in global climate talks amid smog concerns at home

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:42pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Beijing Top envoy to UN negotiations on global emissions pact stresses compromise amid domestic concern about worsening air pollution Beijing 'flexible' in climate ... said that air pollution in his own country- the world's biggest carbon emitter- was harming its citizens. Xie attributed the country's air problems to its "obsolete development ...

  10. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China considers barbecue ban to combat smog

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 01:36am by AFP

    ... is considering a ban on barbecues to help reduce air pollution in built-up areas after heavy smog recently choked large swathes of the country, state media reported on Wednesday. The country’s ... food-loving locals. The move comes after extreme pollution last month choked Beijing and large areas of northern China, prompting health fears and sparking an angry reaction from residents, many ...




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