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China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

Feb 08, 2017 - 2:16 PM

It comes after the national Meteorological Administration last month ordered local meteorological bureaus to stop issuing haze alerts raising suspicions the government was attempting to suppress information about the chronic problem

This picture taken on June 23, 2015 shows a woman riding an electric bike in smog covered Beijing. File/AFP

China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The notice was issued because local meteorological bureaus and the environmental protection administration often disagree when they issue smog related information

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

Choking smog clears from northern China

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:15 PM

A cold wind from the northwest arrives on Thursday December 22 blowing away the toxic pollution

A man wearing a mask visits the Forbidden City in Beijing on December 21, 2016.  Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 on December 15, with choking smog expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China until December 21. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

China's smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

Dec 21, 2016 - 5:20 PM

3rd UPDATE Officials in Shijiazhuang draw flak for not immediately suspending children s classes and for making suspensions in middle and high schools voluntary

A man wearing a mask visits a park amid heavy air pollution in Beijing on December 20, 2016.  Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 on December 15, with choking smog expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China until December 21. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

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

Beijing pollution soars but no red alert

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Counts of harmful microscopic particles has reached 529 – way beyond the recommended maximum exposure of 25 over a 24 hour period

SMOG ALERT. A view of the China Central Television (CCTV) Tower (3-R) and other buildings shrouded in smog in Beijing, China, 08 December 2015. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

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

Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing

Dec 25, 2015 - 5:31 PM

In this kind of weather can Santa Claus even find Beijing? a social media user writes

WHITE CHRISTMAS? Beijing residents woke up to a 'white Christmas' on December 25 morning but with the sky covered by thick toxic smog rather than snow. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

10 Chinese cities issue pollution red alert – state media

Dec 24, 2015 - 8:10 PM

Nearly 100 million people in China are warned to stay indoors after the issuance of red alerts for smog

Beijing issues second red alert ahead of smog

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:46 PM

It will be the second time the highest level alert has been issued since the city established a pollution warning system in 2013

SMOG ALERT. A view of the China Central Television (CCTV) Tower (3-R) and other buildings shrouded in smog in Beijing, China, 08 December 2015. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Beijing traffic slashed in smog alert

Dec 08, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Levels of PM2 5 – harmful microscopic particles that penetrate deep into the lungs – reach above 300 micrograms per cubic meter The World Health Organization s recommended maximum exposure is 25

SMOG ALERT. Chinese workers work on a unfinished building during a hazy day in Beijing city, December 1, 2015. Photo by Wu Hong/EPA

Beijing declares first-ever red alert for pollution

Dec 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

A red alert issued when severe smog is expected to last more than 72 hours is the highest of Beijing s warning system

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Photo wRap: Golden Globes, Kumbh Mela and Tubbataha

Jan 20, 2013 - 2:50 PM

We ve got some of this week s memorable images from the Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines to the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles in this edition of the Rappler Photo wRap

Drastic change needed to tackle China smog: experts

Jan 15, 2013 - 9:12 PM

Experts say must overhaul an economy fuelled by heavily polluting coal and car use

DRASTIC CHANGE NEEDED. A Chinese motorist wears a mask as she makes her way along a smog filled road in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on November 29, 2011. The amount of global warming gases sent into the atmosphere made an unprecedented jump in 2010, according to the US Department of Energy's latest world data on carbon dioxide emissions, with China alone was the biggest polluter with a spike of 212 million metric tons in 2010 over 2009. AFP PHOTO