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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
Beijing man sues govt for smog in the city: reports

Feb 25, 2014

Beijing man sues govt for smog in the city: reports

A Chinese man in a smoggy northern city has become the first person in the country to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday. #NewsTracker #Beijing #China smog #Beijing smog #China pollution
SC notice to centre, 4 states over rising air pollution in Delhi

Feb 11, 2014

SC notice to centre, 4 states over rising air pollution in Delhi

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central and four state governments on the plea seeking direction for steps to effectively reduce air pollution in the NCR. #China #Delhi #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Beijing #Weather #Air pollution #Smog #Pollution #Meteorology

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

Sep 14, 2014

China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China , has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cle...
Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Sep 21, 2014

China's polluted air may have affected Fresno

A layer of gray haze blankets the San Joaquin Valley as seen from about 1,500 feet above farmland near Huron on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Global pollution may increase smog in the central San Joaquin Valley, some air leaders say...
Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Sep 14, 2014

China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

The city of Wuhan is considering building skyscrapers coated with a high-tech substance that can "eat" air pollutants. An artist is offering to suck particulates out of Beijing's dirty skies using a giant vacuum-cleaner-type device and sell jewelry m... #China #Beijing