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Surge in cancer in Beijing raises worries over pollution

Surge in cancer in Beijing raises worries over pollution HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — A worrying surge in cancer cases in Beijing is grabbing public attention in China, with many on social media blaming the city's increasingly worse pollution. Some 40,307 new cases of cancer were reported in China's capital in … Full News here – Read […]

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Sinosphere | Finally, a Pollution Index Beijing Can Love

Sinosphere | Finally, a Pollution Index Beijing Can Love It is drawn up by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, a group based in Beijing led by Ma Jun, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, based in New York. The rankings were the fifth consecutive annual list the two groups have released. Full News […]

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Beijing should not rejoice over pollution data: Chinese daily

Beijing should not rejoice over pollution data: Chinese daily Even if Delhi holds the most polluted city tag, it would not make Beijing a fraction more attractive to international talent, or prevent the massive slide in tourism that has hit the city over the last two years after its grim grey skies made headlines … […]

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A Silver Lining in Beijing Smog: Soaring Pollution Penalty Revenues

A Silver Lining in Beijing Smog: Soaring Pollution Penalty Revenues Looking for a silver lining in Beijing's gray smog? The city's environmental protection bureau says fees collected from polluters are soaring, already totaling 88 million yuan ($ 14 million) this year. That's way up from 8.34 million yuan in penalties … Full News here – […]

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Amid Smog Woes, Beijing Targets Kebab Vendors In War Against Pollution

Amid Smog Woes, Beijing Targets Kebab Vendors In War Against Pollution BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) – Alarmed by pollution in the Chinese capital, authorities in Beijing will crack down on smoky outdoor grills from May 1, in a move that will hit the city's popular kebab stalls, state media reported on Wednesday. During … Full […]

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One-third of Beijing pollution comes from outside the city, figures show

One-third of Beijing pollution comes from outside the city, figures show Chen Tian, chief of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, said that 28-36% of hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 came from surrounding provinces like Hebei, home to seven of China's 10 most polluted cities in 2013, according to official … Full News here – Read […]

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China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists

China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists Beijing will soon revise an important piece of legislation and give environmental protection authorities the power to shut polluting factories, punish officials and restrict industrial development in some areas, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The changes … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Six years of Beijing air pollution summed up in one scary chart

Six years of Beijing air pollution summed up in one scary chart The only reprieve Beijing residents get, the data show, is around the time of major events, when authorities close nearby plants and limit traffic to clean the air. The lowest readings came from around the time of China's annual meeting of the National […]

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China pollution: How air domes may help Beijing

China pollution: How air domes may help Beijing On most days, a thick blanket of poisonous smog hovers over Beijing. But one day, China's capital could be dotted with domes filled with clean air. Orproject, a London-based architecture and design firm, has devised the Bubbles project, a design that … Full News here – Read more […]

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Smog pollution in Essex higher than Beijing and Los Angeles as air quality

Smog pollution in Essex higher than Beijing and Los Angeles as air quality … AIR pollution in Essex was higher than Los Angeles and Beijing yesterday as experts warn of continued high levels of pollution today. Essex Weather Centre says air quality levels remain poor on Thursday, especially in Southern and Eastern parts of Essex. […]

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China’s super smog: Gov’t official calls Beijing pollution “unbearable” – Beijing Video

Beijing is suffering through a week of dangerous air pollution levels. One man is taking the Chinese government to court because of all the smog. Seth Doane … Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report

Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world's second largest economy tries to reduce often hazardous levels of smog caused by decades of rapid growth … Full News here – Read […]

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Pollution plagues both New Delhi and Beijing, but which city is taking steps

Pollution plagues both New Delhi and Beijing, but which city is taking steps … Air monitoring sensors around the landlocked Indian capital have routinely registered levels of small airborne particles at "hazardous" levels in recent months — three to four times New Delhi's own sanctioned limit, rivaling Beijing. While it's … Full News here – […]

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'Delhi air pollution higher than Beijing' report denied

'Delhi air pollution higher than Beijing' report denied The head of an environment measurement index has denied media reports suggesting it found air quality in the Indian capital, Delhi, to be worse than in China's capital, Beijing. The Environmental Preference Index did not rank cities as it did not have … Full News here – Read […]

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Pollution isn't the only thing killing tourism in Beijing

Pollution isn't the only thing killing tourism in Beijing Tourism to China's capital, home of the Forbidden City and springboard to the country's most-visited attraction, the Great Wall, is plummeting. The overall number of tourists coming to Beijing in the first 11 months of 2013 dropped by more than 10% to … Full News here […]

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