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20

Jan

How bad is Beijing’s smog? Bad enough for a ‘fake’ sunrise to turn headsPollution typically clouds the sky over China’s capital city, but last week visitors to Tiananmen Square got to witness a beautiful sunrise — on a TV screen.

How bad is Beijing’s smog? Bad enough for a ‘fake’ sunrise to turn heads
Pollution typically clouds the sky over China’s capital city, but last week visitors to Tiananmen Square got to witness a beautiful sunrise — on a TV screen.

09

Nov

 China’s Forbidden City built with sliding stones, not wheels Researchers calculated that a workforce of fewer than 50 men could haul a 123-ton stone on a sledge over lubricated ice from the quarry to the Forbidden City.

China’s Forbidden City built with sliding stones, not wheels
Researchers calculated that a workforce of fewer than 50 men could haul a 123-ton stone on a sledge over lubricated ice from the quarry to the Forbidden City.

25

Oct

Art that sucks: Dutch artist proposes ‘vacuum’ to clear Beijing of smogDaan Roosegaarde will test his new technology soon in Beijing’s parks.

Art that sucks: Dutch artist proposes ‘vacuum’ to clear Beijing of smog
Daan Roosegaarde will test his new technology soon in Beijing’s parks.

06

Jul

Beijing police raid homes, seize family dogsDog owners are smuggling their pets outside the city or hiding them indoors as police conduct nighttime raids and confiscate ‘illegal’ animals.

Beijing police raid homes, seize family dogs
Dog owners are smuggling their pets outside the city or hiding them indoors as police conduct nighttime raids and confiscate ‘illegal’ animals.

24

Jun

Beijing police raid homes, seize family dogsDog owners are smuggling their pets outside the city or hiding them indoors as police conduct nighttime raids and confiscate ‘illegal’ animals.

Beijing police raid homes, seize family dogs
Dog owners are smuggling their pets outside the city or hiding them indoors as police conduct nighttime raids and confiscate ‘illegal’ animals.

06

Feb


 Living in Beijing: Just how bad is the smog?  



Charlie Flint, an expat living in China’s capital, explains the nuances of ‘chewy’ air and his strange affinity for industrial-grade air masks.
Charlie Flint, an expat living in China’s capital, explains the nuances of ‘chewy’ air and his strange affinity for industrial-grade air masks.

23

Jan

Photo of the day: Beijing’s smog crisis reaches hazardous, off-the-chart levels
See more startling smog photos.

Photo of the day: Beijing’s smog crisis reaches hazardous, off-the-chart levels

See more startling smog photos.

18

Jan


 Airpocalypse: Beijing faces life-threatening air pollution levels 



Meanwhile, a new study concludes that soot is a major contributor to global warming, second only to carbon dioxide.
Meanwhile, a new study concludes that soot is a major contributor to global warming, second only to carbon dioxide.

05

Feb

Beijing’s incredible, inedible egg house

Beijing’s incredible, inedible egg house

14

Dec

Bejing's incredible, inedible egg house

What’s an architect to do when he can’t afford rent in one of the most expensive cities in the world? Erect a solar-powered, grass-clad, egg-shaped hut on the streets of Beijing, of course.