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Ranking Eastern Chinese cities by their "clean air" actions

Publication | 2012-05-25 at 7:00

Greenpeace selected 28 National Environmental Protection Priority Cities as defined by Ministry of Environmental Protection in three key regions and ranked them based on their current air quality, "clean air" action plans and targets committed to...

Greenpeace reaction to the Beijing government’s issuing of a severe pollution red alert

Press release | 2015-12-08 at 12:28

Beijing, December 8, 2015 – Greenpeace East Asia notes the positive step the Beijing city government has taken in issuing a red alert for severe pollution (defined as a period when AQI is over 200 and predicted to last more than 3 days), a move...

Clearing the air between China and the US

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-06-28 2 comments

Fresh, drinking water, safe food and clean air. We should be able to take these simple necessities in life for granted.  But for those living in Beijing and many other Chinese cities, clean air is far from a given. Check out the...

Revealed: Why China's air-quality readings differ from the US consulate's

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-06-07

Last month the US consulate-general in Shanghai began publishing their own set of air-quality figures in Shanghai - as they already do in Beijing and Guangzhou -- and it's angered a few Chinese ministers. At a press conference, Vice...

Beijingers say they love their Olympic "blue

Image | 2008-09-12 at 17:32

Beijingers say they love their Olympic "blue skies"

Stop saving face, start saving China's air quality

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-06-06

Yesterday our climate and energy campaigner Zhou Rong appeared on the BBC to talk about China's recent public displeasure over foreign embassies (uh, namely the US embassy) publishing its own set of air-quality readings. Head here to...

Good, bad and the ugly: Eastern Chinese cities ranked by air quality

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-05-25

It's no news that China's air pollution is bad. In fact if this NASA map of PM2.5 levels is anything to go by, Eastern China has it the worst in the entire world. But how come the air pollution in some Chinese cities is simply bad...

Smog in Hong Kong

Image | 2004-10-20 at 6:00

Smog in Hong Kong

Real-time apps, twitters tracking air quality levels in your Chinese city

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-10 5 comments

With the rise of China's middle class comes a demand for improved quality of life. So its little wonder air pollution is an ongoing 'hot topic' in Mainland China and Hong Kong, and with it how exactly the government is monitoring air...

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