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  1. News - China

    Dust storm set to sweep through Beijing a day after smog

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Weather authorities warn residents to expect strong gusts just 24 hours after heavy smog Dangerous dust storm set to sweep through Beijing Beijing is set to be hit by a dust storm today just 24 hours after being enveloped by smog, marking its second encounter with a combination of two different types of air pollution in less than two weeks. Residents ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Darkness at noon as worst dust storm in months mixes with morning smog

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... storm adds to air pollution The sun vanished and nearby buildings disappeared from view across northern China yesterday morning as the worst dust storm in months combined with thick, stagnant ... closed. Many people commented in Beijing and online that the air quality was the worst in weeks. I've never had a day like this, having breakfast with smog and then lunch in a dust storm ...

  3. Sandstorm hazard will be reduced, say experts

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... down from last year's 18 and the average of 19 in past years. Beijing, which last year saw a sandstorm dump more than 300,000 tonnes of dust overnight, would also have a comparatively ... Sometimes, the dust blows out across the Pacific, clouding the skies of South Korea and as far as the US. ...

  4. Beijing shrouded by huge sandstorm

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan One of the worst sandstorms to hit China in years blew into Beijing yesterday, covering the city in a cloud of yellow dust. Many people were forced to wear masks to filter out the sand, which reduced visibility to 100 metres. The storm delayed flights and coated the city in a layer of grit. Meteorologists said the storm was due to local sand and soil being whipped up ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing in Beijing jing.li@scmp.com Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing Few words could better describe the weather in Beijing yesterday than the Chinese idiom "flying sand and rolling pebbles" as the capital city was gripped by its second smog-choked dust storm in less than 10 days. Strong, dry winds struck the city at about 10am, bringing a wall ...

  6. News - China - Beijing

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

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

    ... Updated: Severe haze is expected to be compounded by a dust storm brewing in northern China, which has already affected parts of Inner Mongolia, Gansu and Hebei. ...

  7. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 03:16pm by Amy Li

    ... The Ministry of Environmental Protection in Beijing advised residents to avoid outdoor activities on Friday, saying pollution levels were “severe,” according to its website.  A sand storm combined with strong winds is expected to hit the city on Saturday, according to weather reports.  Sand storms were prevalent in early spring in northern China when the frost melts in the Gobi desert ...

  8. Expand your vocabulary

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more than 300,000 tonnes of sand dust in Beijing alone, creating the worst air pollution since 2003. KCRC chief executive James Blake, who has spent the Easter holiday studying the technical ... about giving more democracy to the Chinese people, Mr Hu said: 'I believe there's no modernisation without democracy.' Explanation: sandstorm- strong winds carrying sand or dust ...

  9. Sandstorms 'no hurdle to Olympics'

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the dust and sandstorms in Beijing not only came from the deserts of Inner Mongolia and Western Siberia, but also from construction and industrial sites around the capital. Mr Liu said ...




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