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  1. Mainland cities struggle to meet clean-air standards

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Newly revised clean-air standards pose severe challenges to mainland authorities, with at least two-thirds of cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, failing to meet the stricter pollution limits released this week, a senior environmental official said yesterday. Although the revised air quality standards still lag far ...

  2. Delta leads nation on dirty-air data

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... especially major cities, were expected to feel the heat and learn from the delta on how it was seeking to control air pollution. Shanghai plans to publish data on fine particles from June, while ... as it seeks to clear the air on a pressing environmental threat. Hong Kong and Guangdong province yesterday published on government websites key particle readings from the country's largest ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's crazy, quick fixes for toxic air: canned air, bicycle-powered air filters

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Can you blame them for trying? You can see the pollution from space With air pollution at an all time high in the Chinese capital, Beijing's ... to design a bicycle that powers an air filter, as he rides through the city. Elsewhere in Beijing, billionaire entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao is taking plans to sell canned air seriously. ...

  4. Why fume now at U.S. over air data?

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao Beijing has finally let the cat out of the bag, admitting just how offended it has been by the release of air pollution readings by US diplomatic missions on the mainland. ... said Deputy Environment Minister Wu Xiaoqing and foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin on World Environment Day on June 5. China's air pollution is a sovereign issue and the US has meddled ...

  5. Smog lifts in Beijing- for now

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the past two weeks. But the heated debate triggered by the city's worsening air pollution problems looks unlikely to abate amid warnings that residents can expect only a brief respite. ... warned that people, especially patients with asthma, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, should understand the health hazards of air pollution and try to avoid going outside when ...

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    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 ...

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    In search of green in China's Silicon Valley

    Posted May 31st 2013, 05:39pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... I take my running shoes with me wherever I go. Across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, round and round the padang in Georgetown, Penang, under freezing conditions in London, ... up on my travel routine. Yes, the air's not great and neither are the dusty streets, but if you get up early enough and find some green space, it's actually not all that bad. So, ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Don't just blame pollution for the flood of fleeing expats

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Money and career prospects are more likely motives for overseas employees deciding to leave the mainland than poor air quality Don't just blame ... pointing to the worsening air pollution as the main cause. Does all this really suggest that the mainland is losing its attractiveness? Is air pollution really the most important reason for them ...

  9. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

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

    ... US embassy air quality monitor reaches 'hazardous' levels by mid-afternoon Beijing's air pollution levels soared on Friday after thick smog engulfed the capital. The US embassy air quality monitor for PM2.5 - airborne particles small enough to enter the lungs and blood - reached levels “hazardous” and hit 440 micrograms per cubic metre about 2pm. The Ministry ...

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    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 ... Environmental Monitoring Centre said on its website at 12pm. The US embassy air quality monitor for PM2.5 – airborne particles small enough to enter the lungs and blood – reached levels “beyond index” ...




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