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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:39pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Pollution monitoring to be increased in capital with Apec gathering less than two weeks away Beijing steps up smog watch ahead of summit With less than two weeks until world leaders arrive for the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation summit, Beijing has stepped up pollution monitoring as it tries to lift the veil of smog choking the capital. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623693/yellow-alert-issued-beijing-smog-forecast-blanket-capital-until-weekend
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:10pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Air 'heavily polluted' as southerly winds bring contaminants from Hebei; no relief until Sunday Smog blankets capital for third time in month Beijing will remain shrouded in smog until tomorrow, forecasters have warned. Pollution returned to the capital yesterday, with the official air quality index reaching 212 at 6pm, a level deemed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622909/smog-returns-beijing-and-pollution-levels-are-set-worsen
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put health before image in pollution battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fight pollution for health's sake A picture tells a thousand words- and those images, beamed around the world, of runners in the Beijing marathon wearing gas masks to ward off the city's notorious smog spoke volumes. Officials have repeatedly pledged to rid the capital of hazardous pollution, but still a choking pall greeted the thousands of foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620765/tackling-pollution-should-be-more-about-health-countrys
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... to stop smog over Apec Hebei province will idle more than 800 polluting factories for nearly two weeks to stop smog shrouding Beijing as world leaders visit the capital for next month's Apec ... "hazardous" pollution, posing a health risk to the entire population. With less than two weeks to go until the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the authorities are under massive pressure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621658/hebei-orders-factory-shutdowns-stop-smog-casting-pall-over-apec
  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Li Jing

    ... gas masks- took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital. The government issued a blue warning for air pollution ... also blanketed other northern cities in Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces, as well as Tianjin, with the National Meteorological Centre issuing a yellow warning for haze. Pollution readings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619896/beijing-marathoners-don-face-masks-battle-smog
  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing and surrounding areas brace for a weekend of hazardous smog

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 06:26pm by Angela Meng

    ... weather.com.cn while Shanghai, Nanjing and much of the Yangtze River Delta endured heavy air pollution yesterday. According to the Central Weather Bureau, from tonight until late on Monday some areas ... Quality Index measures concentrations of various pollutants including PM2.5, the larger PM10, sulphur dioxide and ozone. In the Yangtze River Delta yesterday, Shanghai's index was 197 while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617725/heavy-smog-hit-northern-china-tomorrow-night
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy weakens unborn babies' lungs

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... unborn babies' lungs Women exposed to high levels of traffic pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth to a child with weak lungs, researchers ... two traffic pollutants- benzene and nitrous dioxide- in the women's residential neighbourhoods at different times during their pregnancy. They used this data to draw up a model ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621398/exposure-traffic-pollution-during-pregnancy-weakens-unborn-babies-lungs
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Faulty samplers and data fudging hamper India's air pollution fight

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by GDN

    ... The Guardian The World Health Organisation recently declared Delhi the world's most polluted city Faulty samplers hamper India's air pollution fight India is changing the way it maps pollution, with an update to its air quality index. In its initial phase, eight pollutants will be tracked in 46 cities with populations exceeding a million people. After five years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1621623/faulty-samplers-and-data-fudging-hamper-indias-air-pollution-fight
  9. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Pet snakes infest residential building; Bullfrog farmer wants compensation for mass deaths from polluted water

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:42am by STAFF

    ... to every family living above her in the six-floor building, but nobody would accept liability to pay for her car's repairs, the report said. 'Pollution' kills frogs A farmer in Ruichang said that more than 400,000 bullfrogs died after river water, later allegedly found to be polluted, was pumped into their ponds, Jiangxi Daily reports. The farmer said the animals died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1621526/pet-snakes-infest-residential-building-bullfrog-farmer-wants
  10. News - China

    Smog smothers Beijing as backlash grows over decision to stage marathon despite pollution

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Pollution level remains "hazardous" as internet users hit out after Beijing’s international marathon was held on Sunday amid the choking smog. Many ... to stage the marathon despite the choking pollution. Beijing’s official Air Quality Index climbed from above 200 on Sunday night to over 314 at 11am on Monday. A reading above 300 is considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620571/smog-smother-beijing-backlash-over-decision-stage-marathon-grows

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