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Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert
Beijing pollution: Police force to combat toxic smog

year 2017 Top ^

  A new team of environmental police will try to reduce hazardous levels of toxic smog engulfing Beijing, the city's acting mayor has said

year 2015 Top ^

  Beijing authorities have issued a second pollution red alert, little more than a week after the first ever such warning

  The authorities in the Chinese capital, Beijing, have issued 'orange level', their highest smog warning so far this year.
Nov.27 Beijing hit with severe air pollution
  Smog engulfed large parts of the country despite efforts to clean up the foul air. The U.S. Embassy reported the level of the poisonous, tiny articles
Sep.5 Blue sky vanishes immediately after Beijing's parade  Less than 24 hours after the end of China's massive military parade, Beijing is back to its usual smoggy self

year 2014 Top ^

Oct.19 Beijing Marathon runners wear masks to combat smog   Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment May.26 China plans to take 5 million older vehicles off road
  China's government says it plans to take 5 million older commercial vehicles off the road this year in an effort to clean up smog-choked cities Apr.17 China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted  Nearly one-fifth of China's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture Jan.15 Beijing air pollution at dangerously high levels  Air pollution has reached dangerously high levels in China's capital, where toxic small particles registered 26 times the level considered safe

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.9 Lung cancer cases soar in Beijing  Beijing health officials say smoking is still the number one cause of lung cancer, but they admit air pollution is also a factor Oct.23 Beijing announces emergency measures amid fog of pollution  Skies regularly shrouded by a filthy gray smog, bringing chaos to the transportation network and forcing millions to seek refuge behind surgical... Jan.12 Beijing pollution at hazard level
  Air pollution in the Chinese capital Beijing has reached levels judged as hazardous to human health

year 2011 Top ^

May.25 'Urgent problems' with Three Gorges Dam   Southern China: In a rare admission, the government is warning of environmental, construction and migration 'disasters' amid the worst drought

year 2008 Top ^

Jul.31 Emergency Olympics smog plan announced  Chinese officials have announced a plan to deal with Beijing's persistent pollution problem as athletes flock toward the country Jul.28 Lingering pollution worries China  China has admitted it could introduce further emergency measures to cut air pollution during the Olympics

year 2007 Top ^

Oct.25 Pollution casts shadow over Games  The International Olympic Committee said that Beijing's air pollution problem means some outdoor events may be postponed Sep.21 Drivers ignore No Car Day  China is holding a No Car Day in over 100 cities as it tries to reduce smog ahead of the 2008 Olympics Aug.8 Pollution risk for Olympic events  Olympic chief Rogge says air pollution could lead to some events at the 2008 Games being postponed

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.6 Beijing vows to punish polluters
  China will severely punish anyone responsible for an explosion at a plant which poisoned the water supply Nov.24 China warns Russia of toxic slick
Map of Harbin China  The chemical spill has disrupted life in the city of Harbin and will reach Russia in about 2 weeks

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