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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 ...

  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 ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijingers respond to planned BBQ bans with a scoff and a cough

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, Li Jing

    ... Official suggestions for ordinary citizens to help fight smog are dismissed as ludicrous by public Government proposals to reduce air pollution, in part by banning barbecues ... not come up with pollution-reduction measures that were acceptable to the industries most responsible for pollution. The draft proposals, submitted by the ministry earlier this month for public ...

  4. Business - China Business - POLLUTION

    Air-purifier makers capitalise on smog

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Polluted air on the mainland has pushed up demand for air-purifiers, with international makers of the products seeing surging sales Blue sky days have become increasingly rare in cities ... products are sold in more than 50 countries, said its sales in mainland China soared 300 per cent year on year in the three months from last December to 20,000 units. High levels of air pollution ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's smog may prompt action

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... a blanket of smog. Believed to be China's worst pollution spell in recent memory, the heavy smog has seriously disrupted traffic and forced schools, offices and factories to close temporarily. ... is also imposing special emission caps on new coal-fired power plants and steel mills starting from next month. It is good that the recent smog has renewed the momentum to tackle pollution ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog thickens again in Beijing with pollution at danger levels

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN, Agence France-Presse

    ... Stephen Chen and Agence France-Presse Beijing warned visibility could fall below 500m; huge coal plant in Inner Mongolia is shut down Smog thickens again with pollution at danger levels Air pollution spiked to dangerous levels again in Beijing yesterday, with skyscrapers vanishing amid the acrid smog and facial masks becoming so common they look like a new fashion trend. ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cactus needles give clues on how to battle smog

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Researchers looking for new methods to fight the mainland's chronic air pollution find inspiration in the needles of a cactus When Ju Jie and her colleagues published the results ... many such devices can produce a similar effect in the city. If the pollutants are removed with fog, we can breathe again. "The more I think about it, the more I am obsessed ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hospital admissions for respiratory infections up 20pc amid Beijing smog

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Hospital admissions for breathing problems are up 20pc in Beijing; one leading doctor says the air pollution is 'much more scary' than Sars ... openness on pollution. This week's pollution across vast swathes of the northern mainland region- the fourth serious case of toxic air in recent weeks- has sparked online anger and prompted ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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

    ... as 'relatively poor' 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 ... on Wednesday.  These two compounds- along with sulphur dioxide- make up the three major pollutants closely monitored by officials. Chen revealed that sulphur dioxide levels had dropped slightly, ...




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