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Beijing Smog

This Is What It's Like To Run A Marathon In Dangerous Smog Levels

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

Thousand of runners gathered in Beijing this weekend for the 34th edition of the city's international marathon. On their way from Tiananmen Square to ...

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...

This Ingenious iPhone App Lets You Un-Smog The World's Most Polluted Cities

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts

The pollution in Beijing is bad right now. “Nuclear winter” bad. Crops can’t breathe, and neither can people, so much so that this February, the...

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: How To Watch The Sunrise In Smoggy Beijing

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Despite hazardous levels of smog and limited visibility, you can still enjoy the sunrise in China's Beijing. You'll have to watch it on TV, though. ...

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...

Beijing Air Pollution At Dangerously High Levels

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing's skyscrapers receded into a dense gray smog Thursday as the capital saw the season's first wave of extremely dangerous pollu...

Solving Beijing's Smog Problem With A Giant Vacuum Cleaner

Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts

Beijing has a smog problem. And one artist is out to solve it. The extreme dangers caused by the blanket of pollution that veils the city recently ...

PHOTOS: Here's How Bad China's Air Pollution Problem Has Become

Posted 10.21.2013 | Green

China has a serious smog problem. So much so that the northern city of Harbin, home to about 11 million people, was forced to cancel classes, close do...

China Offers Rewards To Cut Back On Smog

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Oct 14 (Reuters) - China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan ($816.91 million) for curbing air pollution in si...

Too Thick To Fly?

AP | By LOUISE WATT | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Thick, off-the-scale smog shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines to cancel flights b...

'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 ...

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...

Beijing's Smog Is Back One Year After Olympics

AFP | Dan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING -- One year after staging a mostly pollution-free Olympics, Beijing has seen its skies shrouded in haze again, highlighting what observers cal...

Back in the PRC

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Telling a nation with many impoverished citizens to slow its economic growth because it's not good for the planet is a tough, so I demonstrated that China's air pollution could harm the Chinese themselves.

Blue Skies Appear Over Beijing As Smog Clears

Reuters | Andrew Cawthorne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Normally smog-plagued Beijing bathed in blue skies and sunshine on Saturday in just the sort of weather the Chinese pray will grace their Olympics and...

$17B, 1 Million Cars Lighter, China Still Mired In Smog

Wall Street Journal | Shai Oster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING -- China has gone to Olympian lengths to try to ensure that its skies are clear for the Summer Games, which formally kick off in 10 days. It h...

Smog In Beijing Five Times Over Safety Limit

London Times | Flora Bagenal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Pollution around the Olympic stadium in Beijing could be five times worse than levels deemed safe by the World Health Organisation. Chinese officials...