12. 03. 2014

China’s toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter

China’s worsening air pollution has exacted a significant economic toll, grounding flights, closing highways and deterring tourists. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images Chinese scientists have warned that the country’s toxic air pollution is now so bad that...

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18. 02. 2014

BBC Radio 3 – Shanghai: World City Redux

Rana Mitter reveals how Shanghai today is forging its identity as an ultramodern city – by rediscovering its glamorous past. In the years between the world wars, ‘Shanghai’ meant jazz and movies, dazzling...

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04. 02. 2014

In China’s war on bad air, government decision to release data gives fresh hope

Aly Song/Reuters – A man wears a mask while walking on a bridge during a hazy day in Shanghai. Starting this year, the government has required 15,000 factories to publicly report details on their...

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20. 01. 2014

No, Beijing residents are NOT watching fake sunrises on giant TVs because of pollution

Over the weekend, a story that originated on the smut-ridden UK-based Daily Mail went viral among major media outlets across the world. Time, CBS, and the Huffington Post were among the dozens of online news media who published stories...

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08. 01. 2014

China’s ‘airpocalypse’ kills 350,000 to 500,000 each year

The equivalent of the population of Bristol dies each year in China because of lethal air pollution, according to Chen Zhu, who was the country’s Health minister until last year. Mr Chen, who...

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