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For clean air, we need concerted effortsPost date: 2017-08-29

President Xi Jinping has reiterated the importance of combating air pollution, and emphasized that a blue sky also brings happiness. To improve the quality of air we breathe, emission control technologies have to be improved to target the source of pollutants, for which ......

Air pollution targeted in 28 citiesPost date: 2017-08-26

China has pledged to cut PM2.5 concentration by at least 15 percent year-on-year in 28 northern cities from October to March to meet smog reduction targets, the top environmental authority said.A new Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional environmental protection bureau will be ......

China IV non-road standards: A golden opportunity to advance stringent limits and mandate filtersPost date: 2017-08-25

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan on Ecological & Environmental Protection, released on December 5, 2016, indicates that China will accelerate the design, revision, and implementation of emission standards for non-road vehicles (e.g., agricultural tractors, loaders, and excava......

China, South Korea and Japan vow to jointly tackle air pollutionPost date: 2017-08-25

China has cooperated with South Korea and Japan to tackle air pollution and prevent sand storms, the environment minister said in a trilateral meeting on Friday.Environment ministers from China, South Korea, and Japan met in Suwon, on the outskirts of Seoul of South Kore......

China implements coordinated control of PM2.5 and O3Post date: 2017-08-22

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- China will implement a plan to control the country's major air pollutants, PM2.5 and ozone (O3), the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Tuesday.While reducing the level of hazardous fine particle matter PM2.5 is still the top pri......

Body altered by PM2.5, study findsPost date: 2017-08-18

Stress hormones appear to increase; changes seen in blood componentsChinese scientists have discovered that exposure to PM2.5 could significantly increase stress hormones in humans, as well as cause metabolic changes in blood glucose, amino acids and lipids.The team, led......

Changing Cities in 5 StepsPost date: 2017-08-16

China’s urbanization is transitioning from an era of sprawling expansion to the pursuit of livability. Only cities that are designed and constructed for people can be livable and sustainable. In an effort to understand how changes to the urban physical environment can im......

China to launch carbon emissions market this yearPost date: 2017-08-16

China's National Development and Reform Commission plans to establish a national carbon-trading system and launch a carbon emissions market this November, according to a report by Scientific American.The NDRC said in its report a carbon emissions quota control system wil......

Electric vehicles solution to HK's air pollution problemPost date: 2017-08-07

Peter Liang urges the government to follow some foreign countries' example and gives a cut-off date on fossil fuelsWhile Hong Kong drags its feet in combating worsening air pollution, the Chinese mainland and other major economies such as France, the United Kingdom and I......

2.3 million Chinese coal miners will need new jobs by 2020Post date: 2017-08-07

Managing the decline of coal dependent cities will be a tricky balancing act for the government, writes Feng HaoEditor's Note: This article forms part of a Special Report on economic decline and rejuvenation in China's former coal belt. In part two photographer Stam Lee ......