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One Billion Strong: Can Chinese Megacities Lead on Urban Conservation?

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 04.01.2017 | Green
Pascal Mittermaier

The future offers tremendous environmental risk from urbanization, as well as incredible potential to bring nature's power to cities, and I'm sure of one thing: Whatever happens, China will be at the center.

U.S. Does 'Meh' In Environmental Performance Rankings

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science

In a new report that ranks countries by how well they protect the environment, the U.S. comes in at a disappointing 26th place among 180 nations. The...

See 3 Years' Worth Of Air Pollution Drift Across The Beijing Sky

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.15.2016 | World

Beijing -- Pollution in this city has been the subject of complaint, satire and even international diplomatic disputes. Accusations have been traded, ...

How China Is (Surprise!) Winning Its War On Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.07.2016 | World

Don’t let the "red alerts," smog-shrouded buildings or blotted-out sun fool you: Beijing and China on the whole appear to be gaining real ground in ...

End Of Fossil Fuels Won't Come Too Soon For Millions Breathing Toxic Air

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

Fossil fuels' days are numbered. That's a good thing given the toll that burning coal and oil takes on our climate and health. But especially for the ...

Smog-Choked Beijing Should Have Learned From New York's Mistakes

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Nearly half a century ago, Manhattan looked a lot like modern-day Beijing. Smog from burning coal and gasoline engulfed the city, much li...

Beijing Looks Like A Climate Horror Movie Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.07.2015 | World

Beijing's air pollution has engulfed the famous landmarks of the Chinese city in clouds of smog, shut down outdoor activities and prompted the governm...

First-Ever 'Red Alert' Issued In Beijing Over Air Pollution

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.09.2015 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital on Monday issued its first ever "red alert" for pollution, as the city government warned that Beijing would be shr...

Beijing Snuffs Out Suburban BBQs In Pre-Olympic Smog Fight

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2016 | World

BEIJING, May 7 (Reuters) - Beijing has extended a ban on outdoor barbecues to restaurants operating in some suburban areas as it tries to improve its ...

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Director's Film Shows How Smog Changes Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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...

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...

'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 ...

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...