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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. 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 ... government's secretive approach to the issue. Beijing has consistently tried to downplay and ignore the severity of urban air pollution, in the process choking off the popular participation needed ...

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

    Beijing only 17th most polluted city, ministry says

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Capital dropped down pollution table in March, ministry says, though activist doubts its accuracy; on average, cities had 17 days of severe smog Beijing has a serious air pollution ... Protection, Beijing improved from ninth dirtiest city in January to 17th smoggiest last month. Air quality in the 74 cities on more than half the days in the first quarter failed to meet national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1218694/beijing-only-17th-most-polluted-city-ministry-says
  4. 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 as 'relatively poor' on Tuesday as statistics emerged revealing the level of major air pollutants in the city had soared by 30 per cent this year. Beijing environmental bureau chief Chen Tian said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206079/beijing-has-relatively-poor-air-quality-says-environmental-chief-air
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution remains at hazardous levels in Beijing

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing and Shanghai As pollution remains at hazardous levels, officials close some factories and order many government cars off the roads Another day of misery as smog suffocates Beijing Beijing warned the city's 20 million people to prepare for at least another day of smog and officials closed some factories and ordered government cars off the road ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1139530/pollution-remains-hazardous-levels-beijing
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Bad pollution driving expatriates out of Beijing

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Many foreigners used to enjoy living in Beijing- especially when air quality was improved for the 2008 Olympics- but not any more Choking pollution drives expats out of the capital Many expatriates in Beijing used to find the capital a pleasant city to live in, especially right after the 2008 Olympics. But some are now considering relocating because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1129660/bad-pollution-driving-many-expatriates-out-beijing
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... metropolises on the mainland last year, but there were surprising improvements in a few cities, said an environmental report released in Beijing yesterday. Beijing's air was the second-most ... , chief editor of the report, said that he could understand why some foreigners had reportedly left Beijing for better air. "They made a wise decision because I don't think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212552/air-quality-beijing-second-worst-out-31-mainland-cities
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing chemical plants and factories shut to try to curb air pollution

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com 100 plants and building sites in Beijing stop work ahead of cold snap expected to clear smog Factories shut to try to curb air pollution A hundred chemical plants, construction sites and factories in Beijing have closed temporarily or cut back production as the authorities scramble for ways to curb the worst air pollution in years. Air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1128158/beijing-chemical-plants-and-factories-shut-try-curb-air-pollution
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog threat remains; Beijing issues first ever orange alert

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing issues orange warning for the first time as reduced visibility disrupts transport systems Beijing issues first fog alert Children ordered to exercise indoors As thick smog choked the capital and many mainland cities for a third straight day, Beijing yesterday issued its first-ever orange fog warning- indicating that visibility was less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1127398/smog-threat-remains-beijing-issues-first-ever-orange-alert
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Air filters and face masks offer little protection to big city air pollution

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... pristine compared to the astonishingly dense smog afflicting Chinese cities including Beijing, where on January 12 the US embassy recorded 886 microgrammes of small particulates per square metre: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1136763/air-filters-and-face-masks-offer-little-protection-big-city-air

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