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Red Alert Raises Challenges for China in its Fight Against Pollution

Red Alert Raises Challenges for China in its Fight Against Pollution

For the first time, the Chinese government on Monday sounded its air pollution red-alert warning prompting hundreds of millions in Beijing to take precautious measures until Thursday, when strong winds blew smog to the south where it became an issue for millions more. The move serves as another example of how China is becoming increasingly […]

Chinese President Attends Climate Change Summit while Chinese Citizens Deal with Record Pollution

Chinese President Attends Climate Change Summit while Chinese Citizens Deal with Record Pollution

As Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed carbon emissions with world leaders at the U.N. Climate Change Summit on Monday, millions of his citizens were suffering the worst air pollution of the year. In the city of Baoding, the air-quality index rose beyond 700, which is far past the hazardous level. Residents reported being engulfed by […]

China’s Coal-Plant Upgrades Could Reduce Pollution

China’s Coal-Plant Upgrades Could Reduce Pollution

Upgrades to coal-fired power plants in China would reduce pollution by 60 percent by 2020, the Chinese cabinet announced Wednesday. If they work as intended, the upgrades could cut carbon dioxide emissions by 180 million metric tons. The cabinet also claimed the upgrades will limit the use of raw coal for power plants to around […]

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