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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Northern China may get reprieve from smog as cold front approaches

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:14pm by Teddy Ng

    ... per cent of the country had been blanketed by hazardous-level pollution over the past week, with more than 19 cities recording PM2.5 levels (a measure of fine particulates) far exceeding the World Health Organisation’s threshold of 25 micrograms per cubic metre. The PM2.5 reading at the US Embassy in Beijing reached 551 micrograms per cubic metre at 12pm, meaning pollution has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435606/northern-china-may-get-reprieve-smog-cold-front-approaches
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Cold wet weather to persist but will help disperse pollution: scientists

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 07:09pm by Ernest Kao

    ... precautions to protect themselves against the cold weather,” he added. “Temperatures will not see an uptick until the weekend.” Rainfall in the past few days has helped bring air pollution levels to more moderate levels following steep spikes in pollutants at three monitoring stations on Saturday. General air pollution monitoring stations in Yuen Long, Tap Mun and Tung Chung recorded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381273/cold-wet-weather-persist-will-help-disperse-pollution-scientists
  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Tourists use picture perfect billboard as pollution mars Hong Kong harbour views

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ANDREA CHEN AND AMY NIP

    ... the architecture [on Hong Kong Island] clearly." Many mainland tourists shared Seager's sentiments that the weather was "foggy", but said the air was not as polluted ... and higher air pollution. Tam said visibility would improve today when winds were expected to turn southwesterly. According to the Environmental Protection Department's Air Pollution Index, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298663/billboard-offers-picture-perfect-harbour-views
  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing sees third-longest winter stretch without snowfall

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:25pm by Angela Meng

    ... caused by the choking air pollution that seems especially bad this year. "The erratic weather is making me sick," said accountant Judith Xu. "In fact, most people I know have caught colds this winter." Beijing resident Yao Yi suspected the lack of snow was an unintended consequence of the government's efforts to tackle pollution. "It's strange, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411790/beijing-sees-third-longest-winter-stretch-without-snowfall
  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos to China

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos Snowfall that swept across northern China over the weekend helped ease pollution that had choked parts of the country last week, but concerns about air quality were replaced with travel woes caused by snow and ice in several regions. Beijing Capital International Airport said on its website that nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1132565/snow-clears-smog-brings-travel-chaos-china

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