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Study points to coal burning as origin of northern China airpocalypse

Press release | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

Beijing - Coal burning is the biggest contributor of air pollution in Beijing and surrounding area, according to a University of Leeds study sponsored by Greenpeace East Asia. Previous studies have linked outdoor air pollution to premature deaths...

Tracing back the smog

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

Greenpeace has been co-operating with a team from the University of Leeds, UK, led by Dr. Dabo Guan, with the aim to study PM2.5 sources and control strategies in Jingjinji, since the end of 2012. This project report is the first of its kind to...

Greenpeace activists demand end to record breaking Beijing pollution

Press release | 2014-10-11 at 14:41

Beijing, 10 October 2014 - Air pollution in Beijing today broke a new record, with “hazardous levels” lasting more than 50 hours for the first time this year. Fine particulate matter, known as PM2.5 measured over 15 times safe levels set by the...

Exposing the Heavy Metal Concentration of PM2.5 in Beijing

Publication | 2013-04-24 at 2:00

From December 3, 2012 to January 18, 2013, Beijing experienced the most severe episode of air pollution since PM2.5 monitoring data became available. In this period, Greenpeace carried out monitoring of individual PM2.5 exposure to nine...

Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5 in China

Press release | 2012-12-18 at 10:30

December 18, Beijing – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution, a joint study by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University’s School of Public Health has concluded.

Cutting through the haze in China's air pollution debate

Feature Story | 2011-11-04 at 15:57

PM2.5 is a measurement of small particulate matter in the air, and until now its omission from official air quality readings has been a major hurdle in solving China's air pollution crisis. After all, how can you solve a crisis when according to...

Dangerous Breathing

Publication | 2012-12-18 at 10:30 6 comments

This is a summary of a report that studies the health risks and economic loss linked to PM2.5 in four major Chinese cities, and assesses the potential public health and economic benefits given effective improvement of PM2.5 pollution control...

The real driver behind China’s push to curb coal consumption

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-01-10

This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 20, 2012. Can you imagine wearing an industrial filter mask for the next 20 years, every time you walk out the door to protect you from air pollution ? ...

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...

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