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Beijing suffers from heavy smog once again, yellow alert issued

Oct 09, 2014

Beijing suffers from heavy smog once again, yellow alert issued

The highly polluted fog is back again to haunt the Chinese capital as the government issued a yellow alert for air pollution for the next three days advising residents to take a number of precautions. #China #Beijing #Smog #Pollution #Shangai #alerts #yellow alert #industrial pollution
Breathing world's dirtiest air, Delhi needs to clean up its act now

May 09, 2014

Breathing world's dirtiest air, Delhi needs to clean up its act now

Now that Delhi, and 13 other Indian cities, have been named and shamed, its incumbent upon the government to take steps urgently before the world starts shunning our cities. #Delhi #ConnectTheDots #WHO #Beijing #Air pollution #Smog #Emissions #deforestation #fossil fuels
China's face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

Mar 25, 2014

China's face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

Face masks have become the norm for many city residents, although only nine out of 37 types tested recently by the China Consumers Association met required standards in terms of filtering particulate matter and enabling easy breathing. #World #HowThisWorks #China #Beijing #Smog #Pollution #face masks #anti-pollution products
China smog Panicked buying leads to shortage of face masks

Feb 26, 2014

China smog Panicked buying leads to shortage of face masks

The capital was on its sixth day of an "orange" smog alert -- the second-highest on the scale -- with the air tasting gritty and visibility down to a few hundred metres. #World #China #WhyNow #Beijing #Smog #Pollution #face masks #anti-pollution products
China President Xi braves smog, takes a stroll in Beijing alley

Feb 26, 2014

China President Xi braves smog, takes a stroll in Beijing alley

Chinese President Xi Jinping braved Beijing's choking smog Tuesday, making an unannounced visit to a trendy alley and sitting with residents in his latest public relations effort to be seen as a man of the people. #China #NewsTracker #Beijing #Smog #Xi Jinping #China President

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Why protests don't end up in change We need more wonks

Jan 04, 2013

Why protests don't end up in change We need more wonks

Everyone in India should ask why the policy wonks are so interested in health, education and welfare programmes, and so disengaged with basic public good. #Crony capitalism #HowThisWorks #Delhi gangrape #Great smog
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