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Mar

Panasonic to pay pollution premium to employees working in ChinaElectronics giant will compensate workers relocating to China for the poor quality of air they will be forced to breathe.

Panasonic to pay pollution premium to employees working in China
Electronics giant will compensate workers relocating to China for the poor quality of air they will be forced to breathe.

12

Mar

Dog robe fit for royalty found in China’s Forbidden CityThe silk outfit belonged to a pampered pooch who lived the high life.

Dog robe fit for royalty found in China’s Forbidden City
The silk outfit belonged to a pampered pooch who lived the high life.

21

Feb

9 ways China can work on its smog problemChina’s economic growth is being threatened by horrible air quality. Luckily, there are many ways to reverse the problem.

9 ways China can work on its smog problem
China’s economic growth is being threatened by horrible air quality. Luckily, there are many ways to reverse the problem.

30

Jan

A vacation tainted by China’s toxic airAn employee of the Natural Resources Defense Council recounts her time in a smoggy China.

A vacation tainted by China’s toxic air
An employee of the Natural Resources Defense Council recounts her time in a smoggy China.

25

Jan

10 ancient walls you should see for yourself

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.

13

Jan

Harbin Ice Fest: When life gives you icicles, make ice castles

See more ice castle photos.

13

Dec

What China’s smog looks like from spaceSmog has become such a problem in China that pilots may soon be forced to master landing in low-visibility conditions.

What China’s smog looks like from space
Smog has become such a problem in China that pilots may soon be forced to master landing in low-visibility conditions.

10

Dec

China bans shark-fin soup at state banquetsThe ban is ostensibly about promoting frugality, not protecting endangered sharks, but environmentalists say it may still help erode the controversial dish’s popularity.

China bans shark-fin soup at state banquets
The ban is ostensibly about promoting frugality, not protecting endangered sharks, but environmentalists say it may still help erode the controversial dish’s popularity.

28

Nov

The Great Sparrow Campaign was the start of the greatest mass starvation in historyIn 1958, Mao Zedong ordered all sparrows to be killed. As a direct result, millions of people starved to death.

The Great Sparrow Campaign was the start of the greatest mass starvation in history
In 1958, Mao Zedong ordered all sparrows to be killed. As a direct result, millions of people starved to death.