China air pollution

DNA: Coronavirus has improved the air quality of China

The coronavirus has saved the lives of many! Yes, you read it right. The number of deaths that took place in China due to air pollution every year has lessened. In this segment of DNA watch, how did this happen?

Mar 16, 2020, 23:30 PM IST

Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities up by 16 per cent in January

China`s official air quality standard is 35 micrograms, while the World Health Organization recommends an annual average of no more than 10.

Feb 12, 2019, 09:47 AM IST

To 'win the battle for blue skies', China releases 3-year plan to fight pollution

The bulk of the efforts will focus on cities along the Yellow River system in central and east China.

Jul 04, 2018, 12:34 PM IST

Air quality inspectors investigate air quality in China

The teams went to cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and neighbouring areas, including Shanxi, Shandong and Henan provinces, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said.

Feb 18, 2017, 16:49 PM IST

China plans emissions cuts, public transport boost as smog lingers

China plans cuts in major sources of air pollution including sulphur dioxide and will promote more public transport in large cities, the government said late on Thursday, as the country`s north grapples with a lingering smog crisis. 

Jan 06, 2017, 10:29 AM IST

Severely polluted areas in China on orange alert; authorities fretted

Heavy smog has been witnessed in many areas of China including the capital city Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin, Shandong, Henan and Shanxi.

Dec 04, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

'Hairy Nose' fights China's air pollution with humor – Watch video!

The short film shows how lengthy nose hair has evolved to filter the smog as people go about their daily lives. 

Mar 01, 2016, 20:40 PM IST

China's air quality improved in 2015

The density on PM2.5, or particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in diametre, dropped 14.1 percent from the previous year in 74 key cities in 2015, and readings of PM10 fell by 11.4 percent.

Feb 05, 2016, 13:37 PM IST

Purple haze over Chinese city puzzles residents

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Dec 24, 2015, 15:13 PM IST

Clear skies over Beijing as smog disappears after red alert

The Ministry of Environmental Protection Emergency said that the measures cut pollutant emissions in Beijing by 30 per cent.

Dec 10, 2015, 11:57 AM IST

Air pollution from Asia affecting global weather

Asia`s growing air pollution - much of it coming from China - is affecting the world`s weather and climate patterns, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have warned.

Jan 22, 2014, 21:29 PM IST

China to send air pollution inspection teams to provinces

China`s Environment Ministry said on Thursday it will send inspection teams to provinces and cities most seriously affected by smog to ensure rules on fighting air pollution are being enforced.

Oct 24, 2013, 13:15 PM IST