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  1. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 06:26pm by Chris Luo

    ... to effectively ease traffic and bring down air pollution. “The public has voiced various positive feedbacks on the prohibitions of vehicles from the roads on alternative days, proposing it to become ... the proposal, he was quoted as saying. Air pollution levels in Beijing during the Apec event- which drew leaders such as US President Barack Obama, Russia's Vladimir Putin,-Japanese Prime Minister ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China

    Hazardous smog coats Beijing, as plan emerges for ‘wind tunnels’ to combat the problem

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 01:14pm by Angela Meng

    ... District and the Shili and Hucheng river areas, The Beijing News reported. The news comes as Thursday’s severe levels of smog continued into Friday morning, with pollution remaining at hazardous ... to create channels through which wind will carry away pollutants and heat. The plan is still in its early stages and feasibility studies with meteorological experts are yet to take place. In recent ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - POLLUTION

    New Delhi's pollution levels go from world's worst to even worse

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 02:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Contamination levels of world's most polluted city up to 700pc higher near roads, study finds New Delhi pollution: worst to worse The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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