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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...

Red alert: What's happening with Beijing's air pollution?

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-16

As Beijingers wait to be engulfed by a slow-moving cloud of smog, data shows that air pollution progress is stalling. Beijing is about to enter its 3rd ever pollution red alert , almost exactly a year to the day after the...

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience China’s smog?Now you can try it in a perfume.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-08-03

Zhang Lingling, founder of a recycling non-profit, has come up with a unique way of spreading awareness about China’s smog crisis. We’ve seen smog wedding dresses , smog mask artwork and even jewelry . Now one woman from...

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,...

Friday Five: Airpocalypse and a fighting chance for elephants

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-06

China aims to spend at least $360 Billion on renewable energy by 2020 [NY Times] Details of China’s energy sector 13th five year plan for energy were released yesterday, revealing a huge investment in the country’s already...

5 Chinese “artivists” that took on China’s air pollution

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-12

With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities’ appalling air pollution. It's easy to see why: at the end of...

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.

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...

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