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China Air Quality

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

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 04.01.2016 | 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.

The Air We Breathe

Peter Neill | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Certainly air, like water, must be free and available to everyone to breathe and drink freely, breath by breath, swallow by swallow, day by day, in the name of individual and world health and security. But that is not the case.

Howard Fineman

One Man And His Apps Take On China's Polluters | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

BEIJING -- At lunch, a slightly built man named Ma Jun hunches over his iPad. The screen is cracked, but you can still see what he is showing you: a s...

Chinese Man Sues Government As Pollution Continues To Plague Nation

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Feb 25 (Reuters) - A Chinese man in a smoggy northern city has become the first person in the country to sue ...

China's Pollution Efforts Only A Fifth Of What's Needed

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China must increase spending on emission cuts and clean technologies by 2 trillion yuan ($330 billion) to do its fair sh...

Thick Smog Forces Chinese Schools To Close

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

SHANGHAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hazardous air pollution forced schools to shut or suspend outdoor activities in at least two cities in eastern China, wh...

Save The Sperm! China's Pollution Is Out To Get Them

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

With recent reports of schools closing due to smog, an 8-year-old diagnosed with lung cancer and an ever-darkening sky throughout its most polluted ar...

Official Claims Illegal For Others To Monitor China's Pollution

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green

(Adds State Department comment) By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, June 5 (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official demanded on Tues...

China's Downfall: the Ultimate Impact of Environmental Degradation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The destruction in China is so staggering, it's hard to comprehend. Sixteen of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in China, and many regions can now lay claim to the most polluted air in the world.

Beijing Will Give Drivers Money To Give Up Polluting Cars

Treehugger | Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beijing is so desperate to get high-polluting cars off the roads, the city has devised a scheme that will pay citizens as much as $3600 to give up hea...

US Olympic Cyclists Fly Into China Wearing Face Masks

Reuters | Doug Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING - Some members of the U.S. cycling squad arrived for the Olympic Games on Tuesday wearing black respiratory masks, apparently concerned over r...

Beijing's Olympic Pollution Forecast: Hot Air

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

For an idea of what kind of air athletes and spectators can expect during the Olympics -- and what Beijingers can expect for some time to come -- the past week has offered telling indications.

$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...

Is $27 Billion Dollars Enough To Clean Up China?

TreeHugger | Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Chinese government will invest 1.35 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) each year for the next three years in environmental protection, or...