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Greenhouse gases nearing highly dangerous levels, study finds

Published: 
Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:39pm
Category: 
Energy

Emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are growing at such a rate that the world will probably exceed a safe limit in average global temperatures by the end of the century and veer into a higher temperature zone that would profoundly damage economic growth and most other aspects of life, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

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China’s Plan to Curb Air Pollution Sets Limits on Coal Use and Vehicles

Published: 
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 8:14am
Category: 
Energy

The Chinese government announced an ambitious plan on Thursday to curb air pollution across the nation, including setting some limits on burning coal and taking high-polluting vehicles off the roads to ensure a drop in the concentration of particulate matter in cities.

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'Airpocalypse': Severe pollution cripples northeastern China

Published: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:07pm
Category: 
Chemicals

A large swath of northeastern China has been virtually paralyzed for two days by severe air pollution that forced airports and schools to close and drivers to turn on their headlights in the middle of the day.

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Clearing the Air in China

Published: 
Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:51pm
Category: 
Chemicals

In the northeast Chinese city of Harbin last week, the air pollution was so thick that schools were closed, traffic became gridlocked and flights in and out of the metropolis were canceled.

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The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Published: 
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 6:21pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Shanghai is notorious for its terrible air quality, but the smog in this Chinese metropolis just hit absurd levels.