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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Li Jing

    ... gas masks- took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital. The government issued a blue warning for air pollution ... also blanketed other northern cities in Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces, as well as Tianjin, with the National Meteorological Centre issuing a yellow warning for haze. Pollution readings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619896/beijing-marathoners-don-face-masks-battle-smog
  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing and surrounding areas brace for a weekend of hazardous smog

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 06:26pm by Angela Meng

    ... weather.com.cn while Shanghai, Nanjing and much of the Yangtze River Delta endured heavy air pollution yesterday. According to the Central Weather Bureau, from tonight until late on Monday some areas ... Quality Index measures concentrations of various pollutants including PM2.5, the larger PM10, sulphur dioxide and ozone. In the Yangtze River Delta yesterday, Shanghai's index was 197 while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617725/heavy-smog-hit-northern-china-tomorrow-night
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A new front in war on pollution Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhausts. These are perfect conditions to find out the impact of pollutants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619524/new-front-hong-kongs-war-pollution
  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Superclasico soccer match gets the all-clear as Beijing smog lifts

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:15am by Adrian Wan

    ... Yanqing," read the race's Twitter feed. Yesterday morning, the observatory issued an orange pollution alert and a yellow fog alert in Beijing, Tianjin and neighbouring Hebei province, before ... raised its pollution alert from yellow to orange- the second-highest level on a four-tier warning system- on Wednesday, during which the official Air Quality Index reached 470. A reading of over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1614767/superclasico-gets-all-clear-beijing-smog-lifts
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Orange pollution alert raised as Beijing smog reaches 'hazardous' levels

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 02:50pm by Li Jing and Nectar Gan

    ... Li Jing and Nectar Gan Pollution level at the highest – “hazardous” – level meaning air quality is a health threat to the entire population as roads are closed and schools told to limit outdoor activities Smog-bound Beijing raises alert level Thick smog blanketed Beijing for a second day yesterday, putting the city on a higher air pollution alert and forcing its dirtiest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1612822/orange-pollution-alert-raised-beijing-smog-reaches-hazardous-levels
  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Factories shut and building sites suspended as Beijing fights back against 'hazardous' smog

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 01:45pm by Nectar Gan

    ... choking the city Polluted Beijing shuts factories, stops building More than 100 factories in Beijing were forced to shut or cut emissions and all construction work was suspended as the capital fought back against heavy smog choking the city for the third day. The Air Quality Index in the city stood at 369 at 10am on Friday, remaining at the highest “hazardous” pollution level. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613581/factories-shut-and-building-sites-suspended-beijing-fights-back-against
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks Apec summit with extra public holiday, moves to cut pollution

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Beijing announces measures to reduce pollution during next month's summit Holidays, traffic cut to clear Apec skies The Beijing municipal government ... month. Zhuang Zhidong, deputy head of Beijing's environmental protection bureau, said the measures would reduce pollution during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meeting. Local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613232/beijing-marks-apec-summit-extra-public-holiday-moves-cut-pollution
  8. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong's air quality to worsen as pollutant PM2.5 hits 'unhealthy' levels

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:02pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The air quality in Hong Kong is expected to worsen later today after pollution readings hit "very high" and "high" in various areas, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) warned on Wednesday. The air quality health index (AQHI) – which measures the risk of hospital admissions due to air pollutants – hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617022/hong-kongs-air-quality-worsen-pollutant-pm25-hits-unhealthy-levels
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing on alert as smog sets in

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by ZHUNAG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Capital issues yellow warning with pollution expected to persist until the weekend, when strong winds are forecast to disperse haze Beijing on alert ... The capital's heavy air pollution response office said it expected the dense pollution to continue until Saturday, with little sign before then of the strong winds needed to disperse the pollutants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1612460/beijing-alert-smog-sets
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Warning on pollution risk for children

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Warning on pollution risk for children Children are much more likely to be harmed by air pollution than adults- and they're exposed to more of it in Hong Kong than in Western countries, a World Health Organisation adviser says. Reducing air pollution should be a priority for policymakers, the Summit on Child Health and the Environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615826/warning-pollution-risk-children

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