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Yellow alert out as air quality worsens in city

THE Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau issued a yellow air pollution alert yesterday at 9:30pm. A yellow alert is triggered when the Air Quality Index is forecast to be between 201 and 300, or heavily ...

Ke Jiayun | January 4, 2016, Monday

Wet and windy week will ease air pollution

IT is going to be a wet week in the city but Shanghai’s air quality is expected to improve today, according to forecasters....

Hu Min and Ke Jiayun | November 16, 2015, Monday

Fighting pollution a winter priority

EMERGENCY measures to prevent air pollution, such as shutting down factories and construction sites, will be implemented this winter even before the regular warning system is triggered, the city's top ...

November 14, 2015, Saturday

City orders scrapping of old vehicles

VEHICLES already banned from the streets due to their heavy emission of pollutants will have to be entirely scrapped if their owners want to keep their registration and license plate, the city announced ...

Zhang Ningning | November 12, 2015, Thursday

Shanghai's moderate pollution is set to stay until rains come to save the day

THE “moderate” air pollution experienced over the past few days will ease slightly today, but is unlikely to clear completely until a fresh bank of rain clouds arrives in the city tomorrow, forecasters ...

Ma Yue | November 10, 2015, Tuesday

Clean rivers, blue skies the prize for defeating pollution

HEAVY polluting companies will be forced to eradicate smoke-spewing machines, while livestock farmers will be ordered to stop dumping raw sewage into rivers and streams, authorities in Jinshan said yesterday ...

Ma Yue | October 24, 2015, Saturday

Brace for autumn chill, poor air quality

A COLD front from north China means that the city will struggle with poor air quality for several more days, forecasters said yesterday. The Air Pollution Index briefly touched 118 yesterday morning with ...

Hu Min | October 10, 2015, Saturday

Heavily-polluting cars to be banned completely from city roads

HEAVILY polluting vehicles, known as “yellow-label” vehicles, will be completely banned from city roads starting from October, Shanghai Transport Commission announced on Wednesday. By the end of March, ...

Ma Yue | April 21, 2015, Tuesday

Ministry plans five-year air pollution control project

China's Ministry of Science and Technology has started planning for a five-year air pollution prevention and control project, the ministry announced on Tuesday. A draft blueprint for the project has been ...

March 3, 2015, Tuesday

Beijing to collect construction dust pollution fee

BEIJING will start levying construction dust pollution fees from March 1, the municipal environmental protection bureau announced today. "Dust accounts for approximately 14 percent of PM 2.5 (fine particle) ...

February 27, 2015, Friday

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