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Clearing the Air in China

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

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China's anti-pollution drive risks running out of gas

Published: 
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:53pm
Category: 
Energy

A chronic shortage of natural gas is hurting China's plan to move away from burning coal to heat homes and offices, raising the prospect of more choking air pollution this winter and beyond.

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Trash talk and the real dirt on a 'toxic tour' of Los Angeles

Published: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:53am
Category: 
Chemicals

You won't find any homes of the stars on this tour bus as it shuttles rubber-necking sightseers through Los Angeles.

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In China, Breathing Becomes a Childhood Risk

Published: 
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 8:43am
Category: 
Chemicals

The boy’s chronic cough and stuffy nose began last year at the age of 3.