pollution in China - updates

Rappler's latest stories on pollution in China


NASA images show fall in China pollution over virus shutdown

Mar 02, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Maps comparing NO2 concentrations show a marked decline between January 1-20, before a sweeping quarantine was imposed on Wuhan and other cities, and February 10-25

'PARTLY RELATED.' Photo from https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

Plastic wasteland: Asia's ocean pollution crisis

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:02 PM

World Environment Day 2018 is highlighting the perils of plastic with the tagline 'if you can't reuse it, refuse it'

'Apocalyptic' smog eases in Chinese city

Oct 23, 2013 - 12:17 PM

The heavy pollution was largely due to coal fired heating and the burning of large amounts of straw as winter approaches

IN THE SMOG. Commuters cover their mouths while waiting for buses in the heavy fog and smog in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, 21 October 2013. EPA/Hao Bin

Chinese city blanketed in heavy pollution

Oct 22, 2013 - 8:40 AM

Concentrations of PM2 5 reach 1 000 micrograms per cubic meter in Harbin 40 times the World Health Organization s recommended standard

DANCE IN THE SMOG. Local residents dance on a square under heavy smog in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on October 21, 2013. AFP

HK launches electric bus in drive vs pollution

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:35 PM

The new single decker bus was manufactured by Chinese automaker BYD powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries

Image courtesy Kowloon Motor Bus Co.

'Off the scale' smog envelops Beijing again

Jan 29, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Pollution levels in Beijing rose above index limits on Tuesday January 29 the US embassy said as a dense cloud of haze shrouded large swathes of northern China

SHROUDED IN SMOG. A man carries food as he walks between traffic during heavily polluted weather in Beijing on January 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

Beijing choked by pollution at dangerous levels

Jan 13, 2013 - 12:46 AM

China s air quality is among the worst in the world international organizations say