Smog Free Tower opens in pollution-prone Beijing

Sep 29, 2016

Smog Free Tower opens in pollution-prone Beijing

In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air. Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower opened Thursday on a small, grassy lot in Beijing’s famed ...

Bicyclists have field day as smog-hit Milan bans car use

Dec 29, 2015

Bicyclists have field day as smog-hit Milan bans car use

Bicyclists had free rein of Milan’s streets Monday during a six-hour ban on private cars in a bid to alleviate persistent smog. Pollution levels in Italy’s business capital have exceeded levels considered healthy for more than 30 days straight, prompting officials to ban private ...

Dec 18, 2015

Beijing issues second smog red alert of the month

China’s capital Beijing issued its second smog red alert of the month on Friday, triggering vehicle restrictions and forcing schools to close. A wave of smog is due to settle over the city of 22.5 million from Saturday to Tuesday. Levels of PM2.5, the ...

Beijing lifts smog red alert

Dec 10, 2015

Beijing lifts smog red alert

Beijing’s first ever red alert for smog was lifted Thursday, as blue skies and sunshine replaced the thick haze that covered the city for days. The Chinese capital put its air pollution emergency plan into action earlier this week, pulling half of all private ...

Oct 11, 2015

Smog returns to Southeast Asia

Consumers can help pressure palm oil companies to stop using fire to clear land in Indonesia by supporting products certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.