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China Air Quality

Most Major Chinese Cities Seen Failing On Air Quality

AP | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — The air quality in 66 of China's 74 major cities, including the capital Beijing, failed to meet basic standards last year, China's En...

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 Dispatches Pollution Inspectors Amid Bad Air

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — China's environment ministry said Sunday that it had sent inspectors to Beijing and other areas of the country to inspect polluting i...

China Will Reward Cities And Regions For Making Progress On Air Pollution

AP | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's Cabinet has announced that 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) has been set aside this year to reward cities and regions that make...

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...

China's Love Affair With Cars Chokes Air In Cities

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Endless lines of slow-moving cars emerge like apparitions and then disappear again into the gloom of the thick smog that has shrouded Beiji...

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...

Most China Cities Failing To Meet Air Standards

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Green

BEIJING -- Two-thirds of China's cities currently fail to meet stricter air quality standards that the government wants to phase in over four years to...

Olympics, Economy Give China Cleanest Air In A Decade

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — Last summer, Xu Demin struggled to cut emissions from his coal-fired factories as part of China's all-out effort to clean the air for ...

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 he...

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.

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...

$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...