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Beijing Pollution

WeChatting Toward the End of Climate Change

Jake Levine | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Jake Levine

For me at least, WeChat became a central feature of the trade mission. My Chinese contacts immediately found me. They shared their "moments," personal and professional.

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Director's Film Shows How Smog Changes Everything | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

Smog has darkened Beijing’s skies and sullied the city’s reputation, but northern China’s persistent pollution plague is now getting more artful...

Matt Sheehan

7 Things You Can't Do In Beijing During World Leaders' Summit | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Monday, President Barack Obama told world leaders gathered in Beijing that America was loosening visa restrictions for Chinese visitors....

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Anti-Pollution Face-Lift In 6 Photos | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

BEIJING -- World leaders have descended on the Chinese capital for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, and the city has been scrambling to ...

Beijing To Fight Pollution With Coal Ban

AP | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — China's smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pol...

Beijing's Smog Police Outgunned In War On Pollution

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

By Kathy Chen and David Stanway BEIJING, May 14 (Reuters) - Environmental inspectors in Beijing are scrambling to keep pace with a ris...

Beijing Targets Kebab Vendors In War Against Pollution

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) - Alarmed by pollution in the Chinese capital, authorities in Beijing will crack down on smoky outdoor grills from May 1...

Beijing Air Pollution Draws Rare 'Orange' Alert

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — When the air gets really bad, Beijing says it has an emergency plan to yank half the city's cars off the road. The only problem is: I...

Smog Makes Chinese Capital 'Barely Suitable' For Life

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

SHANGHAI, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese...

Wide Gap Between New Delhi, Beijing Smog Policies

AP | By KATY DAIGLE | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Think twice before taking a deep breath in New Delhi, where worsening air pollution has drawn comparisons with Beijing, the world's...

Beijing Wages War On Pollution

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Beijing's mayor pledged on Thursday to cut coal use by 2.6 million tonnes and set aside 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) t...

PHOTOS: If You Were On The Ground In Smoggy Beijing Today...

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Just two weeks into 2014, Beijing is witnessing its first smog emergency of the year. The air quality index for China's capital city, which measur...

China's Smog Problem Is So Bad You Can See It From Space Now

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green

In case you hadn't heard, parts of China are dealing with major air pollution issues right now. Officials in Shanghai closed schools and halted constr...

Innovation Earth: Reinventing The Wheel... Er, Tire

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

If there's one prediction I can make about our future world, it is this: There will be a lot of tires. The latest forecast puts 1.7 billion cars on ...

China's Airpocalypse Didn't Kill Me, It Only Killed My Spirit

OnEarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Mary X. Dennis, OnEarthThere is a moment, as your plane makes its decent into Beijing on a particularly smoggy day, that your heart sinks. As you d...

Parenting Under Polluted Skies

Corinne Dillon | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Corinne Dillon

Before the thick blanket of smog choking Beijing lifted in early February, it had been more than three weeks since I'd seen the sun and even longer since I felt safe enough to walk outside without a surgical mask covering my nose and mouth.

Beijing's Airpocalypse: The Cost Of Inaction

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

The god of wealth might bring bucks to doorsteps... and a blazing fireworks display may add to the festivities of the day, but those noxious clouds of smoke snaking around Beijing cannot stave off China's legacy that accounts for nearly half of global coal consumption.

Fewer New Year Fireworks In Polluted Beijing

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

BEIJING — The annual Lunar New Year fireworks barrage in Beijing was notably muted following government appeals to reduce the smoky celebrations...

'Dreams' Not Enough To Ease Outrage Over City's Chronic Problem

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green

BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) - New plans to reduce air pollution in Beijing fell flat on Tuesday, judging by initial online reaction, as the capital's ...

Elegy for a Lost Beijing

Kaitlin Solimine | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
Kaitlin Solimine

The Beijing I knew and loved had pollution, sure, but it was of the type that belonged to a nation slowly shrugging off the cloak of Communism. In light of recen reports about the staggering pollution levels in Beijing this week, I felt I needed to return to the Beijing I once believed in.

Government's Surprising Response To Beijing Haze

AP | By GILLIAN WONG and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — One of Beijing's worst rounds of air pollution kept schoolchildren indoors and sent coughing residents to hospitals, but this time so...

Air Pollution In China's Capital Hits Dangerous Levels

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution readings in China's notoriously polluted capital were at dangerously high levels for the second straight day Saturday, ...

In China, a Growing Call to Environmental Action

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

China's environmental challenges are enormous, but as the country's government, businesses and citizens increasingly recognize the link between healthy natural systems and the country's prosperity, we have an big opportunity to help China achieve a sustainable future.

Caving To Pressure, Beijing Authorities Release Air Pollution Data

AP | By LOUISE WATT | Posted 01.22.2012 | Green

BEIJING -- Caving to public pressure, Beijing environmental authorities started releasing more detailed air quality data Saturday that may better refl...

More Transparency For China? Beijing Releasing Pollution Data

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green

BEIJING — A bureau in charge of monitoring China's frequently smog-choked capital will release more detailed reports, state media said Friday, f...