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A Tower That Fights Smog
Is Waging a Battle in China
May 19, 2017 10:38 AM CDT
A Tower That Fights Smog Is Waging a Battle in China
Smog Free Tower cleans up air within 65 feet of it
- With pollution levels in pockets of India and China reaching deadly levels , innovators around the world are designing and engineering ways to fight the war on smog. One device, a 23-foot-tall wind-powered air purifier called the Smog Free Tower, sucks in air from its surroundings and filters out tiny pollution...
Its Gross Snow
Jan 6, 2017 3:37 AM CST
Beijing Advises Umbrellas to Shield Against Its Gross Snow
Meteorological Bureau warning means snow days aren't really fun
- "The snow is very dirty! The snow is very dirty! The snow is very dirty!" This thrice-emphasized warning from Beijing's Meteorological Bureau appeared on Chinese social media site Weibo on Thursday after the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection announced the city's average air-quality index for...
Drives Some to Buy
Canada Air in a Can
in case you missed it
Dec 19, 2015 12:00 PM CST
China's Pollution Drives Some to Buy Canada Air in a Can
7.7 liters of fresh Banff air sells for $15
- It's come to this. Beijing's air pollution has gotten so bad— hitting red alert for the first time ever last week, prompting school and factory closures and restricting traffic for days, reports Weather.com —that some residents are not only staying indoors and wearing masks, they're...
Dec 18, 2015 7:14 AM CST
Beijing Smog Triggers 2nd Red Alert
Levels will reach 20 times what the WHO considers safe
- Beijing issued its second smog red alert of the month on Friday, triggering vehicle restrictions and forcing schools to close. A wave of smog is due to settle over the city of 22.5 million from Saturday to Tuesday. Levels of PM2.5, the smallest and deadliest airborne particles, are...
Dec 7, 2015 7:34 AM CST
Beijing Issues First-Ever Red Alert for Smog
Factories, traffic to be restricted; schools may close
- Beijing issued its first-ever red alert for smog on Monday, urging schools to close and invoking restrictions on factories and traffic that will keep half of the city's vehicles off the roads. The red alert—the most serious warning on a four-tier system adopted a little over two years...
China Tries to Ax
New Year's Fireworks
Feb 18, 2015 11:21 AM CST
China Tries to Ax New Year's Fireworks —Over Smog
Beijing advises against them as several cities ban them outright
- Setting off fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year may be a centuries-old tradition, but the country's authorities are urging people to light fewer of them this week as cities fight a losing battle against relentless, toxic air pollution. Dozens of cites in China have outright banned lighting fireworks today...
Must-Have: Face Masks
Oct 20, 2014 12:14 AM CDT
Beijing Marathon Must-Have: Face Masks
Runners brave 'hazardous' smog levels
- Tens of thousands of people took part in the 34th Beijing International Marathon yesterday, despite warnings that the city's notorious air pollution had reached "hazardous" levels and it would be wise to avoid exertion. Many runners were spotted wearing face masks or even gas masks, and organizers provided...
6M Cars Being Yanked From Road to Ease Pollution
May 27, 2014 10:43 AM CDT
6M Cars Being Yanked From Road to Ease Pollution
Beijing restarts effort to clean up 'extremely grim' situation
- China's government plans to take 6 million older, polluting vehicles off the road this year in an effort to revive stalled progress toward cleaning up smog-choked cities. The plan also calls for filling stations in Beijing, Shanghai, and other major cities to switch to selling only the cleanest grades...
China's Smog Is
'Nuclear Winter' Bad
Feb 26, 2014 12:36 PM CST
China's Smog Is 'Nuclear Winter' Bad
Crop scientist says the nation's food supply is at risk
- Just how lousy is Beijing's air these days? Chinese President Xi Jinping found it necessary to demonstrate his support for the people by ... walking around and breathing yesterday. That's it. "Breathing the same air, sharing the same fate," read the headline on the state's official...
Cynical Chinese Taking
Own Smog Readings
Dec 8, 2011 2:00 AM CST
Cynical Chinese Taking Own Smog Readings
Rail against government's 'fog' label
- The Chinese know smog when they see it—even when the government calls it "fog." So Beijing citizens are taking their own pollution readings. "If people know what their air is like, they are more likely to take action," said a researcher at an environmental group...
It's Smog, not Fog
Dec 7, 2011 1:45 AM CST
China Admits: It's Smog, not Fog
State-run media finally talking about health threats of pollution
- Those shadowy days that appear in mid-afternoon in Beijing aren't just caused by fog after all, Chinese officials are finally admitting. It's throat-choking, eye-watering, blinding smog. And it's been so atrocious the last few days that authorities have had to cancel flights out of Beijing International Airport,...
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