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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    State oil and pollution politics blamed for bad air in China

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 01:00pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... in Beijing’s air. To supply cleaner diesel, the oil firms must invest tens of billions of yuan (billions of US dollars) to remove the sulphur content, said Xiaoyi Mu, a senior lecturer in energy ... with the ministry. With media focusing on a sudden worsening of the air quality in Beijing at the start of this year – 21 days in January recorded “heavily polluted” levels or worse – urban residents ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Amendments will make it easier for authorities to shut down factories and protect vulnerable areas, say advisers helping to draft the proposals Law changes set ... changes to the legislation in 25 years will give legal backing to Beijing's newly declared war on pollution and formalise a pledge made last year to abandon a decades-old growth-at-all-costs ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. Chen Tian, chief of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, said that about 28-36 per cent of hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 came from surrounding provinces like Hebei, home to seven ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Regulators order swift end to smog insurance sales

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:42pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... economic model. PICC last week offered coverage to Beijing residents against health risks caused by air pollution in the city, promising to pay 1,500 yuan (HK$1,891) to policy holders hospitalised ... that had already been sold would be honoured, the China Daily reported. Beijing’s official air quality index (AQI), which measures airborne pollutants including particulate matter and sulphur ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists cast doubt over Beijing smog-busting technology projects

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Li Jing

    ... the Beijing municipal government announced it had set aside a small budget to test equipment designed to tackle smog. The capital's meteorological bureau would spend 20 million yuan (HK$25 ... spending on weather-modification technology, such as cloud seeding used to produce rain. The authorities in Beijing have come under intense criticism from the public in recent weeks and accused ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to blanket Beijing

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:33pm by Li Jing

    ... in Beijing after brief glimpse of blue skies Beijing was once again blanketed in smog yesterday, with the capital's authorities warning that the air pollution will last until at least Thursday ... encouraged to use more public transport, while factories are asked to reduce polluting emissions. Watch: A view of Beijing's smog from atop the Forbidden City "These ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Only 3 of 74 Chinese cities meet air quality standard

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:27pm by Li Jing

    ... official revealed yesterday in Beijing. Only Haikou in Hainan, Lhasa in Tibet and Zhoushan in Zhejiang met new standards. Shenzhen was among the 10 cities with the best air quality. Wu Xiaoqing, deputy minister for environmental protection, said the smog-plagued Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area experienced air pollution on more than 60 per cent of days last year, the worst in the country. ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to test new smog-busting drone to help clear polluted skies

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 02:49pm by DARREN WEE

    ... than the fixed-wing version, making it more efficient and cost-effective. Premier Li Keqiang said in his speech at the National People's Congress in Beijing yesterday the government would ... in emergency rescue, disaster relief, aerial photography, surveying and seed-sowing. Air pollution has eased in Beijing after the capital was shrouded in smog for much of last week. The United States ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    To cut smog, Hebei turns to neighbours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The province is working with Beijing and Tianjin to devise solutions to clean up the region's notorious air pollution Hebei is pushing forward with research on how to reduce pollution in the northern province, including possibly through a joint-effort with neighbours Beijing and Tianjin to limit the number of days that cars can be on the road. ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build ‘world’s largest’ smog chamber to solve pollution puzzle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Backing for huge research facility as effort to beat air pollution stepped up Beijing fast-tracks 'smog chamber' The central government has ... create conditions similar to smog. The central government agreed to grant the project more than five hectares of land- about the size of seven soccer fields- in the Huairou district of Beijing ...




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