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  1. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing air pollution soars off index as dust storm brews in west

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 10:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning for the second time this week, as a wave of heavy smog engulfed the city. The haze will be compounded by a sandstorm ... affect our city, raising the concentration of fine respirable particulates. Overall pollution levels are now serious. Friends from the public are advised to stay indoors,” the Beijing Municipal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1162062/beijing-air-pollution-soars-beyond-index-again
  2. News - China - Beijing

    Heavy smog grounds flights at Beijing airport

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 10:36am by Ernest Kao

    ... weather report and to contact their airlines for the latest flight arrangements. The US embassy’s air pollution index reading for PM2.5 – or respiratory particulates smaller than 2.5 micrometres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1134255/heavy-smog-grounds-flights-beijing-airport
  3. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing demolition to curb population won't work, say opponents

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by Raymond Li

    ... pollution, worsening traffic congestion and water shortages. The city's population grew by 32 per cent between 2000 and 2011 to 20.2 million. More than a third of residents are not registered ... pollution and damaging the soil. "These people deserve better because, from a sustainability point of view, they do the work that governments fail to perform," Chen said. Xie, the scrap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1413683/beijing-demolition-curb-population-wont-work-say-opponents
  4. News - China - Beijing

    Carbon monoxide poisoning kills 10 in Beijing

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 04:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... in 1999. In 2011, 38 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning. In a bid to curb carbon emissions and tackle the city’s pressing air pollution problems, Beijing officials are looking to phase out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1144569/carbon-monoxide-kills-10-beijing-week
  5. Comment - Blogs - Beijing

    Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... concentration of particles from garbage, organic pollution and even fecal matter. Higher nitrate levels are found in groundwater usually as a result of leaks from septic tanks, sewers, fertiliser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1122123/beijing-researchers-abstain-drinking-citys-deteriorating-tap-water-20

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