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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's crazy, quick fixes for toxic air: canned air, bicycle-powered air filters

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Can you blame them for trying? You can see the pollution from space With air pollution at an all time high in the Chinese capital, Beijing's ... to design a bicycle that powers an air filter, as he rides through the city. Elsewhere in Beijing, billionaire entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao is taking plans to sell canned air seriously. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1140115/beijings-crazy-quick-fixes-toxic-air-canned-air-bicycle-powered-air
  2. News - China

    Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Nitrogen dioxide and the inhalable particulate matter, PM10, rose by a third Beijing's top environment official described the city's air quality ... Beijing. Chen admitted climate and geological factors had contributed to the “relatively poor air quality”. But he said a major problem was also soaring vehicle emissions and high daily emissions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206079/beijing-has-relatively-poor-air-quality-says-environmental-chief-air
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean air should be a basic right

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Clean air should be a basic right Hazardous smog- that has for days blanketed north, central and east China- makes plain the scale of the environmental challenge Xi Jinping's incoming government faces. Air quality readings have been pushed off the charts by the foul-smelling, metallic-tasting pall that has cut visibility to a few hundred metres and less. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1128105/clean-air-should-be-basic-right
  4. Delta leads nation on dirty-air data

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... network for air-quality detection, consisting of 31 stations. Xiamen in Fujian province also released yesterday's air-quality readings from its three monitoring stations. The fine particles, ... released revised national standards on air quality, covering the smog-inducing fine particles. Fine particles had long been omitted from the country's pollution parameters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994893/delta-leads-nation-dirty-air-data
  5. Building sites ordered to stop work in bid to improve Games air quality

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... would be banned from the roads but did not say how long the ban would last. 'With all such measures in place, I'm fully confident that air quality in Beijing will meet the health ... massive campaign to clean up the city's air before the Olympic Games. Authorities yesterday ordered the capital's thousands of construction sites, which together cover 100 sq km, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629713/building-sites-ordered-stop-work-bid-improve-games-air-quality
  6. Beijing wrapped in blanket of smog

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Dense, choking smog has blanketed Beijing over the past week, with the capital's air quality at the weekend plunging to one of its worst ... outdoors, citing health hazards. While it is no secret that Beijing's air quality has markedly deteriorated since the 2008 Olympics, environmentalists have warned that the government's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981541/beijing-wrapped-blanket-smog
  7. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 03:16pm by Amy Li

    ... US embassy air quality monitor reaches 'hazardous' levels by mid-afternoon Beijing's air pollution levels soared on Friday after thick smog engulfed the capital. The US embassy air quality monitor for PM2.5 - airborne particles small enough to enter the lungs and blood - reached levels “hazardous” and hit 440 micrograms per cubic metre about 2pm. The Ministry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1186259/beijings-air-pollution-soars-sand-storm-looms
  8. Beijing officials vow a green Games as private-car count tops 3 million

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that the Beijing municipal government is responsible in [its pledges about] guaranteeing good air quality during the Games,' he said. Mr Ji said a recent study on air pollution between July and September over the past 10 years showed the air quality in August was usually the best of the year. 'For August last year, 30 of the 31 days were [of] standard air quality. Only one day saw air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595055/beijing-officials-vow-green-games-private-car-count-tops-3-million
  9. Plenty of awareness but not enough action

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Robin Kwong and Jamil Anderlini Approaches to cleaning the air in Beijing, as it is with many other aspects of life on the mainland, seem predominantly top-down. The government is tightening vehicle fuel standards, ordering polluting businesses out of the city, and devoting 700 million yuan this year alone for environmental protection and improving air quality. But as the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557727/plenty-awareness-not-enough-action
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The people are Beijing's ally in fight for cleaner air

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SCOTT MOORE

    ... Scott Moore Scott Moore says Beijing must force tougher pollution curbs on industries Public opinion is an ally in the fight for cleaner air Beijing's air quality index recently ... to keep polluting industries and local governments in check. For several years, a single air quality monitor atop the US Embassy in Beijing has given the lie to this obfuscation, regularly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1133812/people-are-beijings-ally-fight-cleaner-air

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