In Beijing the modern city beyond the Imperial City’s north gate is visible under a clear sky during the period assessed, 2013-16. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo WHO database lowers Beijing’s particulate ranking from 40th worst in world to 187th, as coal plants flagged as key culprit
May 24, 2018 — Beijing is slowly shedding its image as the world’s most polluted city. In 2013, it ranked as the 40th worst city for the particulate PM2.5 in the World Health Organisation global database. Four years on, thanks in part to a crackdown on polluters, it stands in 187th place.
Continue reading Pollutionwatch: Air contamination drops by 30% in China Property developers are cashing in on the clean lung boom, building apartments in Xishuangbanna prefecture in Yunnan province. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Jaded urbanites keen to outrun hustle and bustle of country’s big smoke put down roots near border with Myanmar and Laos
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t was on 3 January last year, days after Beijing’s last major airpocalypse, that Ji Feng began to put into action his plan to escape one of the world’s most polluted cities. I Continue reading Building boom in China’s tropics as Beijing’s ‘smog refugees’ flee toxic air HEALTH HAZARD. Students wearing face masks walk across the street in Shandong, China, amid heavy air pollution on December 24, 2015. File photo by AFP The business climate improves for manufacturers of face masks, air purifiers, and pollution monitors
DONGLIU, China (Mar. 7, 2016) — The steel plants and cement factories scattered across China’s Shandong province have made it one of the most contaminated areas of the world’s biggest polluter. But for one company, that just makes the business climate better.
Continue reading Chinese smog has silver lining for mask makers