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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog descends again on northeast China, closing roads, airport

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 02:59pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Reduced visibility cancels flights and closes roads in Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces as winter closes in Smog lowered visibility to less than 50 meters in parts of northeast China this weekend, leading to the closure of highways and an airport. Seven expressways were partly or wholly shut on Sunday, according to the transport authority in Liaoning ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com A week after capital was hit by the worst smog in months, official report reveals a 11 per cent fall in levels of hazardous air particles over the past six months compared with last year Only last week Beijing was choked with the worst smog in months, yet the air quality in the capital has actually improved in the first six months ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    High smog alert likely as pollution goes off the charts in Beijing, Hebei

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:27am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com High alert likely with smog forecast to blanket Beijing until Wednesday Pollution off the charts around capital Only one thing will be clear in Beijing ... and yesterday. The dismal results came less than a fortnight after the capital experienced "Apec blue" skies during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Beijing is expected ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    How Beijing's new French school aims to beat the smog

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:11am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com New French campus in Beijing designed to keep out contaminated air as pollution makes foreigners more wary of living in the capital How one school will beat the smog The French International School in Beijing has announced an ambitious anti-smog design for its new campus, which is due to be completed by the end of next year. It joins a growing list ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Farewell to 'Apec blue' as smog returns to Beijing following summit

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:22pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com The smog will linger until Thursday afternoon, the China National Environmental Monitoring Centre warned. Beijing back on alert over bad air Beijing issued its first yellow pollution alert since the Apec summit when the capital was choked in thick smog today. The Air Quality Index reading for Beijing was 316 – meaning the air quality was “heavily polluted”. ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog to blanket capital this week after brief return of 'Apec blue'

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 12:47pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Beijing will be shrouded in smog until Thursday with some areas of the capital, central and southern Hebei and western Tianjin expecting heavy pollution The capital will be blanketed by smog again until Thursday – after “Apec blue” returned on Sunday, forecasters have warned. Beijing was still basking in blue skies on Tuesday, after strong northerly ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    How leaders and an army of staff turned Beijing's grey into 'Apec blue'

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:10am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com State media give more details on the lengths taken to curb smog for this month's summit How army of staff turned Beijing 'Apec blue' More than 400,000 officials across several provinces were involved in this month's huge mission to cut smog and ensure there were blue skies over Beijing for the Apec summit. Revealing new details ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smoggy skies replace 'Apec blue' in Beijing after pollution curbs end

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:56am by Nectar Gan

    ... blue' just a cloudy memory Beijing's stunning but temporary clear skies finally gave way to choking smog yesterday, despite President Xi Jinping's pledge to preserve "Apec ... the reading released by the US embassy reached 296, officially described as "very unhealthy" bordering on "hazardous". Beijing enjoyed "excellent" or "good" air ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing's short-term fixes fail to address real causes of pollution

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 11:25pm by Li Jing

    ... away northeast of central Beijing, the venues usually offer no haven from the smog- as was evident during a visit there on the day of the marathon, October 19, by the South China Morning Post. ... In central Beijing, the AQI was 358, while the US embassy's monitoring equipment, on the busy third ring road, recorded 403. Near the venue at Yanqi Lake, concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10- tiny ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Apec blues: Beijing villages lose heat to keep skies clear for high-profile summit

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 11:42am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing The nights are freezing for villagers near the site of an Asia-Pacific summit on the outskirts of Beijing, where authorities have banned wood fires to curb ... Jinping tells Apec leaders he checks pollution every day Beijing had an all-out effort to clean up the city in 2008, when it hosted the Summer Olympic Games, and authorities have been busy again ...




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