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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.

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

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.

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.

23

Oct

treehugger:

The air quality is so bad in parts of China that people think it’s snowing and a city of 11 million has basically been forced to shut down. via Horrific smog is choking China

treehugger:

The air quality is so bad in parts of China that people think it’s snowing and a city of 11 million has basically been forced to shut down. via Horrific smog is choking China

21

Oct

Photo of the day: China plunges into smoggy abyssA woman wearing a protective face mask on Oct. 21 walks along a smoggy street in Harbin, China. Visibility dropped to 33 feet after choking clouds of pollution blanketed the northern city.

Photo of the day: China plunges into smoggy abyss
A woman wearing a protective face mask on Oct. 21 walks along a smoggy street in Harbin, China. Visibility dropped to 33 feet after choking clouds of pollution blanketed the northern city.

10

Jul

Smog-eating streets created by Dutch scientistsPavement that acts as an air purifier could help cities consume their own pollution.

Smog-eating streets created by Dutch scientists
Pavement that acts as an air purifier could help cities consume their own pollution.

27

Apr

Fact: Air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined
According to the U.N., about 3.5 million deaths a year are caused by indoor air pollution while another 3.3 million are caused by outdoor air pollution.

Fact: Air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined

According to the U.N., about 3.5 million deaths a year are caused by indoor air pollution while another 3.3 million are caused by outdoor air pollution.

25

Apr

Think air quality doesn’t matter? Look at Pittsburgh in the 1940s
Before clean air laws were passed in Pittsburgh, smoke left buildings in a nighttime shroud — even in the morning.

Think air quality doesn’t matter? Look at Pittsburgh in the 1940s

Before clean air laws were passed in Pittsburgh, smoke left buildings in a nighttime shroud — even in the morning.