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Beijing’s Bad Air Would Be Step Up for Smoggy Delhi

Published: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:22pm
Category: 
Chemicals

In mid-January, air pollution in Beijing was so bad that the government issued urgent health warnings and closed four major highways, prompting the panicked buying of air filters and donning of face masks. 

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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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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.

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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.