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  1. News - China

    China city caps car-buying to curb pollution

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tianjin Another Chinese city has capped the total number of car licence plates it will issue annually, state media said Sunday, following moves by Beijing and other metropolises to curb pollution and congestion. The world’s most populous nation is also the world’s largest car-buyer. But it is trying to curb poor air quality and other environmental damages caused ...

  2. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog? It bolsters military defence, says Chinese nationalist newspaper

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 04:08pm by Chris Luo

    ... contributing to air pollution could hinder missile guidance systems. The article said that during the Kosovo war, soldiers of the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia used smoke from burning tyres ... which was seen as an attempt by authorities to put a positive spin on deteriorating air quality and to divert public anger from official inaction. “Are you saying the smog is not air pollution ...

  3. News - Asia - AIR POLLUTION

    South Korea’s solution to smog: eat more pork

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 07:01pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The belief that pork detoxifies the lungs has prompted Koreans to consume more of the meat in light of recent pollution problems Sales of pork have skyrocketed in South Korea, largely thanks to an old superstition that claims eating the meat helps the body dispose of pollutants taken in from breathing smog. Homeplus, the second largest chain ...

  4. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Chinese elementary school begins an 'anti-smog martial arts' programme

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 07:00pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The programme is designed to 'reduce the residual gas in the body's internal organs' In the latest Chinese effort to combat air pollution ... there was no way to tell how effective the school’s anti-smog martial arts programme actually was, especially in light of the city’s crippling air pollution. Eastern China has been covered in smog ...

  5. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Winners and losers as China tackles winter smog

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:20pm

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com As a polluted haze of thick, winter smog settles over China’s north eastern provinces, local governments and employers are dealing with the problem in innovative ways. In Shanghai, where PM2.5 air pollution averaged 382 micrograms per cubic metre on Friday, (14 times higher than the WHO’s recommended daily exposure level), the government ordered ...

  6. News - China

    Shanghai cloaked in smog as air pollution hits dangerous peak

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:42pm by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua in Shanghai, China Smog shrouded the skyline of China's financial hub Shanghai as air pollution in the city hit its worst level on Monday. Air quality in Shanghai was recorded at 303 on the official Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning, crossing the 300 threshold that indicates the most severe level of air pollution on the chart. The AQI monitors six pollutants ...

  7. News - China

    EU official says China can curb pollution

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 10:05am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... China can curb pollution without sacrificing economic growth, an EU commissioner said during a two-day trip to Beijing to meet with officials and environmental activists. EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik also said that China’s serious pollution problems are a business opportunity for European businesses, which have “in the last decades evolved quite far the technological ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing recruits scientists to tackle air pollution, but doesn't say how

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 04:22am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing recruits scientists to wipe out pollution China pioneered cloud-seeding to induce rain- now it wants to use technology to clear the air. Beijing will start experimenting with measures to disperse its notorious smog on heavily polluted days, vice-mayor Lin Keqing told a work conference yesterday, according to Xinhua. Lin did not elaborate on the measures, ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says more than 3m hectares of land too polluted to farm

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 02:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official said on Monday, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth. China has been under pressure to improve its urban environment following a spate of pollution scares. But cleaning up rural regions could ...

  10. News - China

    Shanghai eye operation joke shows pollution is really no laughing matter

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:04am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporter Shanghai eye operation joke shows pollution is really no laughing matter Did you hear the one about the Shanghai doctor who performed a successful cataract operation ... metre. The World Health Organisation's recommended level for the pollutant is 25mcg per cubic metre. The article didn't just focus on the hazards of air pollution. More than 70 per cent ...




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