China pollution

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

China regions losing 'momentum' in pollution fight - Environmental minister

Regions with smaller "historical burdens" were doing well, poorer industrial towns and "backward" rural regions continue to struggle when it comes to implementing state policies said Li Ganjie.

Jan 28, 2019, 15:50 PM IST

Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study

People from the very cleanest and very dirtiest cities were the most severely affected by pollution levels.

Jan 22, 2019, 16:55 PM IST

Beijing's pollution level spikes, authorities blame perfumes and hair gel

Presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - which add fragrance to household products - are being seen as big contributors to air toxicity.

Oct 15, 2018, 19:35 PM 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

China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy: Study

As public discontent mounted over the country's choking smog, China's ruling Communist Party made clean air a priority.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:20 PM IST

China builds world's tallest air purifier - higher than Qutub Minar, Statue of Liberty

The tallest air purifier in the world has shown to clean the air in a radius of 10 square kilometres during testing.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:30 PM IST

Rude awakening: More than 2,800 companies in China found violating air pollution rules

Some companies refused the inspection or prevented inspectors from carrying out their duties.

Apr 23, 2017, 08:41 AM IST

What's causing the heavy smog in China? Premier says reason unknown, need more research

 While highlighting steps to address coal burning, exhaust of vehicles and dust to control smog specially in the winter, he said the causes for its recurrence is not fully understood.

Mar 15, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

China reinforces efforts to control air quality

A cement producer in Beijing used more electricity than usual in December, when it should have suspended production.

Feb 26, 2017, 23:20 PM IST

China to be hit with new bout of air pollution, warn officials

Of the 338 cities monitored by the ministry, 242 cities reported good air quality on Wednesday and Thursday, while 96 cities fell victim of the pollution.

Feb 02, 2017, 23:07 PM IST

Amid rising public outrage, China decides to suspend local smog alerts

The local departments can issue alerts for "fog" when visibility is less than 10 km, Chinese website

Jan 18, 2017, 18:50 PM IST

Chinese Met dept issues warning to people in Beijing, says avoid contact with 'dirty' snow

Chinese Met department on Saturday warned people in capital Beijing to avoid coming in contact with snow which officials said is "dirty" as it has absorbed pollutants which had enveloped the city since the final day of the last year.

Jan 07, 2017, 19:30 PM IST

China assessing emergence plans to fight heavy pollution

China's environmental ministry said it is evaluating 20 cities' emergency plans hoping to improve their response ability

Jan 07, 2017, 12:02 PM IST

Beijing sees one of its worst ever New Year due to heavy pollution

The concentration of hazardous particles was 20 times higher than the acceptable levels, which turned everyone gloomy on the festiive spirit.

Jan 01, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

40 Chinese cities engulfed in heavy smog for third day

Many of the cities are under red alert for severe air pollution as it is also predicted that situation may worsen due to not so favourable weather conditions.

Dec 18, 2016, 20:20 PM IST

China to deploy world's biggest air purifier in smog-hit Beijing

The authorities have decided to deploy an air purifier- the world's largest, which has been designed by a Dutch engineer as thick heavily polluted haze has returned to scare the city.

Oct 20, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

China launches pollution probe after hundreds of students fall sick

Authorities in China have launched an investigation after a report that hundreds of children attending a language school built near a polluted former industrial site developed health problems, including cancer, state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.

Apr 18, 2016, 13:43 PM IST

Ten Chinese cities issue pollution red alert

More than 100 million people in China have been warned to stay indoors after at least 10 Chinese cities issued red alerts for smog, state media reported Thursday.

Dec 24, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

Imported air? Canadian company sells bottled fresh air in China amid pollution crisis

Beijing was issued its first ever red alert on December 7 over its hazardous pollution levels. Since then, sales of Vitality Air - bottles fresh mountain air from Banff and Lake Louise, Canada have soared in China

Dec 16, 2015, 23:55 PM IST