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

Press release | 2015-12-08 at 15:28

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...

Greenpeace City Rankings 2015 Summary

Publication | 2016-01-20 at 13:00

Greenpeace East Asia’s 2015 annual city rankings show that average PM2.5 concentration in 189 cities around China fell by 10% compared to 2014 levels. However, 80% of a set of 366 cities in China still fail to meet the national standard on air...

Friday Five: Mermaid smashes box office records and the unexpected side effects of smog

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-02-26

News round up featuring the biggest environmental news and commentary of the week China is winning environmental clean up race according to China [ WSJ] If environmental cleaning up was a race, China would be winning,...

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2015-01-22

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

What will it take for Beijing to call a Red Alert on pollution?

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2015-12-01

Beijing is currently suffering through a 4th continuous day of ‘Airpocalypse’. The city is blanketed in a thick, choking smog that has covered an area of North China the size of Spain and Beijing’s most famous landmarks have been...

So what happened with China's pollution in 2015?

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-01-20

Greenpeace East Asia has released its City Rankings for 2015   following one of the worst winters on record. Data from 366 cities across China was collected and analysed and ranked by pollution levels.    What a year for smog...

Smoggy days like this used to be the norm

Image | 2008-09-12 at 18:26

Smoggy days like this used to be the norm for Beijing before the Olympic Games.

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...

Smog in Hong Kong

Image | 2004-10-20 at 8:00

Smog in Hong Kong

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