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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog alert continues for Beijing after brief weekend respite

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 12:08pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Pollution expected to peak in Beijing tomorrow amid poor conditions for dispersing contamination and the onset of winter heating programmes Capital to descend into smog again as bad weather sets in Smog is expected to again choke Beijing this week after a brief respite brought on by a cold front, the authorities have warned. Pollution has ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    High smog alert likely as pollution goes off the charts in Beijing, Hebei

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:27am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com High alert likely with smog forecast to blanket Beijing until Wednesday Pollution off the charts around capital Only one thing will be clear in Beijing this weekend- and it won't be the skies. More smog is on the way after pollution exceeded the maximum reading on the Air Quality Index in parts of the capital and 10 Hebei cities on Thursday ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    How Beijing's new French school aims to beat the smog

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:11am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com New French campus in Beijing designed to keep out contaminated air as pollution makes foreigners more wary of living in the capital How one school will beat the smog ... of international schools in the capital, including Harrow, that have upgraded their campuses with air-purification systems to cope with choking outbreaks of pollution. Beijing issued four air pollution ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Farewell to 'Apec blue' as smog returns to Beijing following summit

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:22pm by WU NAN

    ... yellow pollution alert since the Apec summit when the capital was choked in thick smog today. The Air Quality Index reading for Beijing was 316 – meaning the air quality was “heavily polluted”. The reading from the US embassy stood at 346. Red is the highest pollution alert on the mainland, followed by orange, yellow and blue. The China National Environmental Monitoring Centre said the smog ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog to blanket capital this week after brief return of 'Apec blue'

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 12:47pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Beijing will be shrouded in smog until Thursday with some areas of the capital, central and southern Hebei and western Tianjin expecting heavy pollution ... to pollution. From Tuesday, “light to medium” smog is forecast for the central and southern parts of northern China. Some areas of southern Beijing, central and southern Hebei and western Tianjin can ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smoggy skies replace 'Apec blue' in Beijing after pollution curbs end

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:56am by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com The capital's infamous pollution billows back into the skies after world leaders leave summit, factories restart and cars return to the roads 'Apec ... blue"- the term Beijingers coined to describe the impact of short-term curbs on air pollution. The capital's official average air-quality index (AQI) stood at 201 at 5pm yesterday, while ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing's short-term fixes fail to address real causes of pollution

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 11:25pm by Li Jing

    ... The official pollution reading in Huairou district, where the venues are located, showed the Air Quality Index (AQI) was 263 at about 11am on October 19. A reading above 300 is deemed hazardous. ... the air smelled less pungent. Watch: A view of Beijing's smog at Yanqi Lake  In recent weeks, Beijing and its immediate neighbours have stepped up efforts to reduce air pollution ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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