Smog from Beijing may reach northern Japan

Dec 9, 2015

Smog from Beijing may reach northern Japan

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The ongoing pollution “red alert” in Beijing may affect northern Japan, a model of weather patterns suggests, although pollutants will be well within safe limits when they arrive. Noxious smog particles may drift to Hokkaido and elsewhere, according to a new simulation of air ...

China girds for 'war on pollution'

Jul 12, 2014

China girds for 'war on pollution'

Having declared “war on pollution,” China is arming itself with tougher weapons such as new courts, daily fines and shutting down offenders altogether, in what analysts call promising steps that bring no guarantee of progress. For decades, China accepted the blight on the environment ...

China group launches app to shame polluters

Jun 10, 2014

China group launches app to shame polluters

A Chinese environmental group on Monday launched a smartphone app that tracks and shames polluting factories, highlighting how the country is making environmental data more available and enabling public monitoring of companies that pollute. The app gives, where available, hourly updates on emissions reported ...

India admits New Delhi as polluted as Beijing

May 9, 2014

India admits New Delhi as polluted as Beijing

India’s state air monitoring center has admitted that pollution in New Delhi is comparable with Beijing, but it also disputed a WHO finding that the Indian capital has the dirtiest atmosphere in the world. A study of 1,600 cities across 91 countries released Wednesday ...

Apr 30, 2014

Japan, China, S. Korea to jointly tackle PM2.5 problem

Japan, China and South Korea issued on Tuesday a joint statement stipulating their concerted efforts to resolve environmental issues such as the concentration of PM2.5 fine pollutants. The communique was adopted by Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara, Chinese Vice Environmental Protection Minister Li Ganjie and ...