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Air pollution puts women with diabetes at higher heart risk: study

Air pollution is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and women with diabetes may be more susceptible to its effects than others, a long-term US study said Wednesday. The study, published in ...

November 26, 2015, Thursday

Lawmakers mull stricter air pollution control law

Chinese legislators are deliberating regulating emissions from boats and ships as the country clamps down on air pollution. According to a draft amendment to the Air Pollution Law, tabled to the National ...

June 24, 2015, Wednesday

Shanghai air pollution 10 times WHO safe level

High-rises in downtown are shrouded in haze today. The air quality index started at 213 at 5am and soared above 300 -- meaning severely polluted -- since11am. By 1pm, the index stood at 305, while at the same time, the density of PM2.5 was 255.2, more than 10 times the level considered safe by the World Health Organization. -- Wang Rongjiang...

February 12, 2015, Thursday

Most US firms in China say pollution impedes hiring: survey

MOST US firms in China have problems recruiting senior executives because of the country's chronic air pollution, a survey said Wednesday. For the first time, a majority of respondents -- 53 percent -- ...

February 11, 2015, Wednesday

US$16b to be spent on anti-pollution projects

SHANGHAI will spend 100 billion yuan (US$16.13 billion) in the next three years on more than 200 projects in an effort to rid the city of pollution, authorities said yesterday. The funds will be spent ...

Hu Min | February 5, 2015, Thursday

Winter chill to remain

AFTER a week of clear air, it was severely polluted once again. The air quality index kept rising and reached 329 — severely polluted — by 11pm last night. At the same time, the concentration of toxic ...

Ke Jiayun | February 5, 2015, Thursday

More sleet and snow ... and less pollution

Sleet and snow is expected in the city through Friday, forecasters said yesterday....

Ke Jiayun | January 28, 2015, Wednesday

Pollution at almost 15 times WHO safe level

AIR pollution in the city last night soared to nearly 15 times the World Health Organization safe level. Levels of main pollutant PM2.5, tiny particles that can get deep inside the respiratory system, ...

Cai Wenjun | January 26, 2015, Monday

Beijing misses annual particle pollutant target in 2014: Mayor

BEIJING failed to meet a key pollution reduction target last year with annual average density of PM2.5 down four percent, less than the five percent target, the city's mayor said on Friday. PM2.5 refers ...

January 23, 2015, Friday

Chongqing bans smoked bacon in bid to ease air pollution

Residents in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality have been banned from making smoked bacon, a traditional method of preserving pork, as it is blamed for causing foul air in the city. Starting from ...

January 22, 2015, Thursday

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