40 cities issue alerts for pollution in China

A total of 40 cities in north China, including Beijing and Tianjin, have issued alerts for air pollution, the air pollution emergency management headquarters here said on Tuesday.

Year's worst smog to hit north China
Year's worst smog to hit north China

According to the National Meteorological Centre, the air pollution will last through the following Tuesday and be worse than the spell between December 6-9, which forced Beijing to issue its highest smog alert for the first time since the emergency response system was created in October 2013.

Super smog hits north China city, flights canceled

Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season.

2 killed, 7.70 lakh people affected by heavy snow

Two people were killed and 7.70 lakh people affected as temperatures in northern China have dipped to their lowest in last 32-year, state media said.

North China gas well fire burning for nearly week: Report

Accident took place as workers drilled a gas well 2,750 meters under ground.

North China struggles with icy cold snap

Beijing authorities shut schools, mobilised extra buses and ordered thousands of residents to help clear icy roads and paths with shovels on Monday, as the Chinese capital struggled with its harshest winter weather in years.