air pollution

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Beijing’s Bad Air Would Be Step Up for Smoggy Delhi

Published: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:22pm
Category: 
Chemicals

In mid-January, air pollution in Beijing was so bad that the government issued urgent health warnings and closed four major highways, prompting the panicked buying of air filters and donning of face masks. 

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Eastern States Press Midwest to Improve Air

Published: 
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:24pm

In a battle that pits the East Coast against the Midwest over the winds that carry dirty air from coal plants, the governors of eight Northeastern states plan to petition the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to force tighter air pollution regulations on nine Rust Belt and Appalachian states.

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Microsampling Air Pollution

Published: 
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:52pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Near the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Brooklyn, Michael Heimbinder stood near a blue mailbox, head down, poking at his smartphone. A graph appeared: a single line plotting ambient carbon monoxide exposure in the neighborhood.

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China’s Plan to Curb Air Pollution Sets Limits on Coal Use and Vehicles

Published: 
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 8:14am
Category: 
Energy

The Chinese government announced an ambitious plan on Thursday to curb air pollution across the nation, including setting some limits on burning coal and taking high-polluting vehicles off the roads to ensure a drop in the concentration of particulate matter in cities.

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'Airpocalypse': Severe pollution cripples northeastern China

Published: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:07pm
Category: 
Chemicals

A large swath of northeastern China has been virtually paralyzed for two days by severe air pollution that forced airports and schools to close and drivers to turn on their headlights in the middle of the day.