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  1. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Schools in eastern China move flag-raising ceremonies indoors to avoid pollution

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 01:55pm by Chris Luo

    ... the highest level pollution alarm. Pujia elementary school in Hangzhou cancelled the weekly routine flag-raising ceremonies normally held outdoors on Monday. A school spokeswoman surnamed Yu who ... this week has brought the air pollution level down in the coastal regions. Yet the Air Quality Index, a standard that Chinese authorities use to measure pollution levels, was still above 100, deemed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1377371/schools-eastern-china-move-flag-raising-ceremonies-indoors-avoid
  2. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Choking, toxic smog spreads across the nation to inland and coastal cities

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 12:25pm by Li Jing

    ... or dust for the last two days, while three cities in coastal Shandong province were also blanketed by smog yesterday as pollution readings went off the scale. "This is alarming. This shows ... and Baoji in Shaanxi, and Liaocheng, Dezhou and Jining in Shandong were also among the worst affected cities yesterday, with pollution readings off the charts. The mainland's persistent smog ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1386597/choking-toxic-smog-spreads-across-nation-inland-and-coastal-cities
  3. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog persists across northern China

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 11:53am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo Thick smog once again descended upon parts of northern China on Monday, with cities in Hebei, Henan and Shaanxi provinces posting off-the-charts air pollution readings. The air ... known as the place with the cleanest air on the mainland, continued to suffer from serious pollution after being hit by a duststorm late last week. Air quality readings surged on Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1388939/smog-persists-across-northern-china
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Inland smog seen as warning for broader anti-smog measures on mainland China

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 04:59am by Li Jing

    ... The rest of the country needs only to reduce quantities of the larger and less dangerous PM10 before the plan ends in 2017. Central authorities decided that air pollution outside of the three main industrial areas was still tolerable and required less immediate action, analysts said. Keeping the air pollution requirements lax in other areas will allow them more freedom to develop their local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1387158/inland-smog-seen-warning-broader-anti-smog-measures-mainland-china
  5. News - China

    Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... on Tuesday as statistics emerged revealing the level of major air pollutants in the city had soared by 30 per cent this year. Beijing environmental bureau chief Chen Tian said that both nitrogen ... compounds - along with sulphur dioxide - make up the three major pollutants closely monitored by officials. Chen revealed that sulphur dioxide levels had dropped slightly, the report said.  He made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206079/beijing-has-relatively-poor-air-quality-says-environmental-chief-air
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... is sadly a reality of life. Early this year, according to Beijing's municipal environmental authorities, the city's pollution reached dangerous levels. On January 13, the municipal ... worse due to climate change, and the rapid economic development in recent years is also blamed. As a result, the city proposed a ban on older vehicles, on factories pumping out pollutants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1204076/deforestation-blame-beijings-pollution
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Pollution from China triggers health alert in Japan's Kumamoto prefecture

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and not to exercise outside, while encouraging them to wear a surgical mask when they ventured out. A thick fug of pollution has blanketed Beijing and other Chinese cities a number of times over recent weeks. Last month, Japanese media reported a swirl of pollution was making its way from China, further complicating strained relations between Tokyo and Beijing, who are squabbling over disputed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1180527/pollution-china-triggers-health-alert-japans-kumamoto-prefecture
  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Japan looks west and holds its breath as Chinese pollution heads its way

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Pollution that has been choking the mainlandis heading our way, scientist in Tokyo warns The choking pollution that has shrouded large parts of the mainland is moving east to Japan, ... in recent years as China's air pollution worsened. Some fear the problem shows little sign of abating as China's economy continues to grow rapidly on the back of heavy industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1140588/japan-looks-west-and-holds-its-breath-chinese-pollution-heads-its-way
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Shanghai's lofty goals a flight of fancy if key issues not fixed

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 04:50am by George Chen

    ... George Chen Free-trade zone has a nice ring to it, but ambitions can only take off when residents are free from cares over bad air, suspect food and web curbs Shanghai's lofty goals a flight of fancy if key issues not fixed In a place where access to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1376281/shanghais-lofty-goals-flight-fancy-if-key-issues-not-fixed
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Airborne pollution causing surge in heart attack deaths, says study

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris, France

    ... the airborne pollution that is an emerging problem in many Asian cities- causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks, a study published on Wednesday said. Research published in the European Heart Journal   pointed the finger at so-called PM2.5 pollution, which comprises tiny particles measuring 2.5 micrometres across or less. They are mainly generated by burning coal and oil for power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1154660/smog-causes-surge-heart-deaths-study-finds

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