Showing posts with label smog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smog. Show all posts

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Source of major pollutant in China's smog revealed

Scientists said Wednesday they have solved the perplexing puzzle of how a major smog component, known as sulfate, forms during haze events in northern China, including Beijing.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

China’s smoggiest city closed schools Dec. 21 as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Paris restricts traffic on new pollution episode

A new peak in air pollution forced Paris authorities to restrict tragic in French capital on Dec. 16, Paris authorities said on Thursday.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Emergency meeting called over New Delhi 'gas chamber' smog

India's environmental officials planned an emergency meeting as a thick blanket of smog continued to cover New Delhi on Saturday, one day after nearly 2,000 public schools were closed from unprecedented air pollution levels.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Smog to hit Beijing again after short break

Beijing is expected to be shrouded in smog after it experienced a long-awaited sunny day on Monday, according to the National Meteorological Center.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Flights cancelled as heavy smog blankets Beijing

More than 200 flights were cancelled at the Beijing International Airport Friday morning as a thick cloud of smog shrouded the capital.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Beijing issues 2nd smog 'red alert' this winter

Beijing on Friday issued its second air pollution 'red alert,' the highest emergency response level, in this winter, as a new round of heavy smog is forecast to choke northern China.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Annual fires in Indonesia pollute Malay peninsula air

Smog from forest fires in Indonesia on Tuesday prompted the cancelation of flights and warnings for people to stay indoors, while pushing air quality to unhealthy levels in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.

Friday, April 10, 2015

China: Environment ministry rejects hydropower project

China's environment ministry has refused approval for a hydropower dam on an ecologically vulnerable river already damaged by construction, a rare setback for the country's extensive dam-building program.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chinese scientists have built the world’s first hydrogen-powered tram (video)

In an effort to mitigate the ridiculous amounts of smog that cloud China’s biggest cities, local scientists have teamed up to develop the world’s first hydrogen-fuelled tram.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Warning as toxic smog cloud heads to Essex - United Kingdom

A WARNING has been issued after a toxic smog cloud is heading to the UK - causing problems for asthma sufferers.

Health experts say the deadly pollution could put thousands of people with health problems at risk.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

China vows active Int'l role in pollution fight

China on Saturday pledged to actively cooperate with other nations and International organizations in its battle against pollution.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Beijing: Pollution goals missed

Beijing closed or removed 392 polluting factories in 2014, according to the municipal people's congress, which opened on Friday.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

China's air quality dire but improving (Greenpeace)

The skies of China's notoriously smog-filled cities saw a marginal amelioration last year, according to figures released by Greenpeace Thursday (Jan 22), but pollution remained far above national and international standards...

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Severe air pollution hits North China, government issues orange alert

The latest wave of severe air pollution continued to smother China's northern regions including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan provinces on Thursday, and is likely to last until Saturday. 

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) upgraded northern China's smog alert from yellow to orange on Thursday afternoon. Most northern regions were severely affected. The NMC forecast that Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province will all suffer from dense smog that could bring visibility down to less than 200 meters in some places on Friday, NMC said on its website.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Air pollution champion: China burns more coal than rest of world combined

China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has reported. China’s coal use is poised to continue rising, despite the country's rapidly deteriorating environment, experts predicted.
­The latest EIA report revealed that China's coal consumption grew more than 9 percent in 2011, continuing its upward trend for a 12th consecutive year. Since 2000, the country has accounted for more than 80 percent of the global increase in coal use, the EIA reported. China currently accounts for 47 percent of global coal consumption, nearly totaling the rest of the world combined.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Heavy smog shrouds Beijing for 3rd day

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Air pollution in Beijing has reached dangerous levels for a third day. On Sunday, the municipal government issued a warning on its website for PM 2.5 readings. 

Real-time monitoring data shows the air quality index was as high as 500 in most parts of the city, with some above 900. An AQI reading below 50 indicates excellent air quality; above 100 is light pollution.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Air pollution in Beijing reaches 'health hazard' levels (VIDEO, PHOTOS RT)


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Air pollution in the Chinese capital has hit dangerous marks, reaching beyond the permissible level of pollution on the local environmental center’s scale. Beijing residents are recommended to stay indoors by local authorities.
The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center has reported the rising of air-quality indices since Friday in many parts of the city.

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