China pollution - updates

Rappler's latest stories on China pollution


China to cut coal capacity by 800 million tonnes by 2020

Dec 31, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Coal of which China is the world s largest consumer remains an indispensable part of its economy supplying 60 of its electricity

HEAVY SMOG. This picture shows a woman riding an electric bike in smog covered Beijing. China's cities are often hit by heavy pollution, blamed on coal-burning by power stations and industry, as well as vehicle use. File photo by AFP

Planes grounded as smog chokes China for fifth day

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Hundreds of flights are cancelled and road and rail transport grind to a halt under the low visibility conditions

A pedestrian crosses a smog-shrouded street in Lianyungang, eastern China's Jiangsu province on December 19, 2016. Stringer/AFP

China chokes under heavy smog, worse yet to come

Dec 19, 2016 - 3:19 PM

A host of emergency measures have been implemented to protect the public s health from the smog which is smothering almost 1 9 of the entire country

GRAY SKY. The skyline is seen on a heavily polluted day in Beijing on December 17, 2016. Greg Baker/AFP

Chinese smog has silver lining for mask makers

Mar 06, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The business climate improves for manufacturers of face masks air purifiers and pollution monitors

Students wearing face masks walk across the street in a line in Jinan, in east China's Shandong province amongst heavy air pollution on December 24, 2015. Ten Chinese cities were on red alert for smog on December 24, state media reported, as large swathes of the country suffered through their fourth wave of choking pollution this month. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

Surveillance secret weapon in China pollution struggle

Dec 13, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Giant mainframe computers at Beijing s environmental bureau monitor the city s pollution

CHINA AND POLLUTION. In this photo taken on December 11, 2015, Yann Boquillod displays an Airvisual air quality monitor in Beijing. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

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Dec 08, 2015 - 2:10 PM

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Fighting for China's environment, one court case at a time

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Magsaysay awardee Wang Canfa an environmental lawyer in Beijing says his group s work of challenging companies that cause pollution is something the Philippines can do more easily

China pollution arrests rise as Beijing pushes green agenda

Jun 12, 2014 - 10:47 PM

The official Xinhua news agency says 200 people have been arrested and more than 3 500 companies and workshops shut down for environmental violations

POLLUTED. Parts of plastic mannequins are dumped along with garbage at a dump site near the cooling towers and chimney of a power plant in a rural area of Shanghai City, China, on June 5, 2014. Photo by Wu Hong/ EPA

China toughens environment law to target polluters

Apr 25, 2014 - 8:12 AM

Sixty percent of underground water in China is too polluted to drink directly according to state media underlining the country s grave environmental problems

'Smog insurance' offers to help Chinese breathe easier

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Chinese companies offer the premium to pollution weary travellers but many don t buy it

AIR POLLUTION. A woman walks beside Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution continues to shroud Beijing. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Q and A: Chinese Premier's pollution vow

Mar 06, 2014 - 8:34 AM

Main points about Chinese Premier Li Keqiang s promise to declare war on pollution

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

China to intensify air quality monitoring

Mar 15, 2013 - 9:34 PM

China plans to more than double the number of cities covered by air quality monitoring to reduce smog that has angered the public

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

Pollution protestors clash with police in China

Jul 28, 2012 - 4:54 PM

Thousands of people demonstrating over fears of pollution from a sewage pipeline at a paper factory in east China clash with police This is the latest in a series of environmental protests