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Beijing Air Pollution

Beijing Air Pollution Draws Rare 'Orange' Alert

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — When the air gets really bad, Beijing says it has an emergency plan to yank half the city's cars off the road. The only problem is: 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...

Beijing Passes Law To Curb Air Pollution

ChinaFile | Luna Lin | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

By Luna Lin, a reporter in chinadialogue’s Beijing office. This article was first published by chinadialogue. China’s first legally binding...

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...

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...

Is China's Pollution Testing the People's Patience?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

Might deadly pollution, the by-product of China's "rise" in the 21st century, possibly be the seed of the present government's -- and the party's -- undoing?

Chinese Millionaire Sells Canned Air

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.29.2013 | Small Business

A Chinese millionaire is reportedly trying to capitalize on his native country's worsening air pollution problem by selling canned fresh air. Acco...

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...

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...

Air Pollution In China's Capital Hits Dangerous Levels

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution readings in China's notoriously polluted capital were at dangerously high levels for the second straight day Saturday, ...

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 ...