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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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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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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27. 12. 2013

China: The Year in Smog

This wasn’t the first year that smog blackened Chinese cities with appalling frequency, closed airports and roads, and sent children to hospitals with pollution-filled lungs. Though labored breathing and chronic hacking have long...

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11. 12. 2013

After Shanghai Disappears Under a Blanket of Smog, State Media Touts It as a “Defensive Advantage”

Severe air pollution brings China’s financial hub to its knees as news outlets criticized over positive coverage. Record-breaking smog has crippled Shanghai in recent days, disrupting more than 100 flights and leading to a 26...

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10. 12. 2013

Letter from Beijing: disasters, opportunities and inspiration

From choking air pollution and corruption to the scaling up of the green agenda, Simon Zadek reflects on his year in China. “Scale is the ‘unreasonable challenge’ we must meet to drive forward sustainability“, I argued in...

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