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  1. 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. ...

  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

    ... disappeared from view across northern China yesterday morning as the worst dust storm in months combined with thick, stagnant smog to create an acrid mix of air that deepened health concerns. Just ... was the worst in weeks. I've never had a day like this, having breakfast with smog and then lunch in a dust storm. I've never seen that kind of weather, but it makes me worry more about ...

  3. News - China

    Dust storm set to sweep through Beijing a day after smog

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

    ... Weather authorities warn residents to expect strong gusts just 24 hours after heavy smog Beijing is set to be hit by a dust storm today just 24 hours after being enveloped by smog, marking ... was issued. The Beijing government said yesterday's smog was caused by a low pressure weather system trapping air pollutants in the city. Today's dust storm is expected to disperse fine ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Saharan dust shrouds London as pollution rises Saharan dust blowing in from North Africa shrouded skyscrapers in London's financial district, coated ... residence were covered with dust blown in from the desert 3,320 kilometres to the south, and the offices of some of the world's biggest banks faded into the haze in east London's Canary ...

  5. Sand and dust turn Beijing skies yellow

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with their mouths clamped. But according to Beijing meteorological authorities, there was no dust storm, only wafting sand that appeared in some parts of the city. It reported an air-quality index of 92 yesterday- 'relatively fine', and good for training and exercise. 'According our monitor of the weather... there is no dust storm occurring,' a weather forecaster with the Beijing ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing

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

    ... smog-choked dust storm in less than 10 days. Strong, dry winds struck the city at about 10am, bringing a wall of dust from the Mongolian frontier, reducing the already poor visibility from lingering ... A parked Air China passenger jet was blown into a boarding bridge at the airport, but there were no casualties, Sina's news portal reported. Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing ...

  8. 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 brewing in northern China, which has already affected parts of Inne ...

  9. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

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

    ... 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 and strong winds push dust ...

  10. 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 ...




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