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  1. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing ramps up ‘war on pollution’ with record number of fines

    Posted May 05th 2014, 04:49pm by Reuters

    ... to fight pollution. Beijing’s air quality has come under intense scrutiny since January last year, when heavy smog settled over the city to the alarm of its residents. Premier Li Keqiang in March promised a “war on pollution” as the country seeks to stem public anger over premature deaths while weaning the economy off over-dependence on energy-guzzling heavy industry. Beijing’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505028/beijing-ramps-war-pollution-record-number-fines
  2. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Pollution would be cut by high-voltage grid, says energy firm boss

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 12:22pm by Eric Ng

    ... pollution, which has worsened in recent years and was one of the central government's top policy priorities, he said. State Grid estimates that if its UHV grid connection plan is fully implemented, central and eastern regions' readings of PM2.5, the particles of pollution thought to be most harmful to health, would fall by 28 per cent by 2020 compared to 2010's levels. Liu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1445150/pollution-would-be-cut-high-voltage-grid-says-energy-firm-boss
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - AIR POLLUTION

    Coal's continuing dominance in Chinese energy supply makes clean-air campaign an uphill battle

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:57am by Gerard Burg

    ... Gerard Burg Will moves by the world’s largest energy consumer to reduce its reliance on coal have any effect on China’s pollution crisis, asks Gerard Burg ‘Airpocalyse’ and ‘Beijing cough’ are terms commonly used to describe the air pollution crisis in China nowadays, as official data shows that China last year had the largest number of smoggy days out of any over the past 52 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496542/coals-continuing-dominance-chinese-energy-supply-makes-clean
  4. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China’s pollution altering US weather, claim scientists

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:32am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Computer modelling showed intensification of US-bound Pacific storms, driven by fine aerosols from coal power plants and traffic China’s air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific ocean and altering weather patterns in north America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington State has found that pollution from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485843/chinas-pollution-altering-us-weather-claim-scientists
  5. Infographics - AIR POLLUTION

    You're choking: Where particulate matter comes from

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 02:39pm by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Air pollution has long been a problem in Hong Kong, particularly the heavy smog that always seems to linger in the winter months. Here we examine how the tiny pollutants affect our health. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1456143/youre-choking-where-particulate-matter-comes
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1376804/smog-it-bolsters-military-defence-says-chinese-nationalist-newspaper
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1377542/koreas-solution-smog-eat-more-pork
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1379887/chinese-elementary-school-begins-anti-smog-martial-arts-program
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1378216/winners-and-losers-china-tackles-winter-smog
  10. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog alert raised in Beijing ahead of major Communist Party meetings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:27pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Neighbouring areas blanketed by heavy pollution as well, authorities warn Heavy smog has hit Beijing and its vast neighbouring areas, forcing the capital to issue a heavy air pollution alert just 10 days ahead of two key meetings by the nation's most powerful government bodies. Beijing, Tianjin and other provinces in northern mainland are under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1432539/smog-alert-raised-beijing-ahead-major-communist-party-meetings

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