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  1. News - China

    Second snowfall in Beijing fails to clear air for Lantern Festival

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 07:50pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou Residents in Beijing were met with a flurry of snow on Thursday morning, the second snowfall which surprisingly failed to disperse pollution in the capital city. A blanket of polluted air has covered the city since Wednesday morning, as readings from the new official air quality index issued by the Beijing environmental monitoring centre hit between 200 to 250. ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's cold, dirty weather to continue

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... its way out of 2013, with the cold, smoggy spell set to continue in the last few days of the year as polluted air flows in from the mainland. The government opened cold-weather shelters ... and Mong Kok yesterday registered high and very high levels of pollution- with a peak of 140 in Central. The air pollution index measures concentrations of major pollutants such as carbon monoxide ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog clogs Hong Kong’s skyline as ‘very high’ pollution levels recorded

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... of pollutants in the city’s air. The air pollution index remained a “very high level” for most parts of the city on Thursday as smog and pollutants accumulated. The high air pollution is a result of the trapping of local pollutants, in particular nitrogen dioxide, in the territory under the light wind coupled with the high regional background pollution Dave Ho Tak-yin, Principal Environmental ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. News - China

    Where has Beijing gone? Thick smog engulfs northern China

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 10:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The Chinese capital has been smothered in thick, foul-smelling smog for the past few days, the first pollution spike in 2013. Air quality ratings for the city have ranged between “very unhealthy” and “hazardous” since Thursday, according to @BeijingAir, a twitter account run by the US embassy in Beijing. The account regularly posts air pollution readings from ...

  7. News - China - Beijing

    Heavy smog grounds flights at Beijing airport

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 10:36am by Ernest Kao

    ... weather report and to contact their airlines for the latest flight arrangements. The US embassy’s air pollution index reading for PM2.5 – or respiratory particulates smaller than 2.5 micrometres ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Weather - Hong Kong

    Typhoon standby signal raised as city sizzles in 35-degree heat

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Observatory raised the No1 typhoon signal yesterday as the third tropical storm of the year approached the city. The very hot weather warning remained in force- temperatures soared past 35 degrees Celsius and the air pollution index shot up. The Observatory said it would remain fine and very hot today, but with thundery showers expected tonight. Winds ...



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