Asia Pacific Nov 23, 2018

China touts increase in prosecutions for pollution offenses

China prosecuted more than 3,500 people for pollution-related crimes in the first 10 months of the year, up nearly 40 percent on a year ago, law enforcement authorities said, as Beijing looks to courts and police to curb violations. China has struggled to enforce its ...

Smog from Beijing may reach northern Japan

National Dec 9, 2015

Smog from Beijing may reach northern Japan

by Shusuke Murai

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 currents ...

China group launches app to shame polluters

Asia Pacific / Science & Health 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 by ...