Smog at extremely hazardous levels in Shanghai

Dec 6, 2013

Smog at extremely hazardous levels in Shanghai

Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China’s financial hub suffered one its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters, delaying flights and obscuring the city’s spectacular skyline. The financial district was shrouded in ...

Nov 8, 2013

Fukuoka issues warning on high PM2.5 levels

by Eric Johnston

High levels of PM2.5 particulate matter were recorded Friday in parts of western Japan, prompting the city of Fukuoka to issue a warning amid growing concern that the pollution crisis in China will keep affecting Japan. In Osaka Prefecture, PM2.5 levels of 35 micrograms ...

Apr 24, 2013

Senkaku row getting in way of cooperative effort on PM2.5

The need for cooperation between Japan and China to tackle air pollution is increasing, but the territorial tension over the Senkaku Islands is getting in the way. Health concerns are growing in Japan, especially in Kyushu, where steep rises in the amount of the ...

PM2.5 sandstorms to reach Tokyo

Mar 9, 2013

PM2.5 sandstorms to reach Tokyo

Sandstorms from northern China and Mongolia are forecast to reach Tokyo this weekend, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Yellow desert dust from China’s northwestern provinces and Mongolia will reach Tokyo at about 3 a.m. Saturday and remain until Sunday morning, according to the ...