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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...

U.S. Embassy: Beijing Air Quality Is 'Crazy Bad'

AP | CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — Pollution in Beijing was so bad Friday the U.S. Embassy, which has been independently monitoring air quality, ran out of conventional ...

Beijing's Green Olympics: How Green Are The Games?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The events leading up to today's opening ceremony illuminated much of Beijing's environmental issues. China went to great efforts to reduce the city's...

A Green Spotlight on the Olympic Games

Andrew Smeall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Smeall

Unlike many of the issues seeking political spotlight at the Games, greenhouse gases do not recognize national borders.

Is the IOC Helping Beijing Hide Its Pollution?

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

When I was out on the pale white moonscape of the Olympic green on Monday, my throat had the particular tickle of particulates. It wasn't just the intense heat -- and I wasn't even running the 10,000 meter.

Beijing's Air Is Fine, Outside Of Pollution, Pollen, Heat And Humidity

New York Times | Gina Kolata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

And it is hard to dismiss the cautionary tales. Tom Fleming, who won the New York Marathon in 1973 and 1975, is an experienced runner and coach. He wa...

Beijing Haze Bearable -- Even for Joggers

Meghan Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Meghan Peters

I set out on a light run Saturday morning. I jogged for about 40 minutes straight and had no problems at all. There was no shortness of breath or wheezing. On Sunday my throat was sore.