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Chinese authorities boost smog alert level in Beijing 

The authorities in the Chinese capital, Beijing, have issued their highest smog warning so far this year.

The “orange level” alert declared on Sunday is the second highest possible, requiring factories to cut production. 331 more words

Air Quality

Beijing air pollution at hazardous levels

Air pollution has reached hazardous levels in the Chinese capital, Beijing, with authorities advising citizens to stay indoors.

On Saturday, the level of the poisonous, tiny particles of PM2.5 was at 391 micrograms per cubic meter, according to the US Embassy’s monitoring station in Beijing. 219 more words

Air Quality

Paris climate talks: Through the smog, coal-hungry India sees ‘carbon imperialism’ in the West

As  Delhi rushes to boost its coal generation to satisfy rocketing energy demands, John Kerry’s decision to single out India as a “challenge” provokes fury… 727 more words

Birding In The Haze

When a British friend recently asked me what it’s like to live in Beijing, my instinctive reaction was to say “I love it”.  Professionally speaking it is one of the most exciting and interesting places on the planet.   806 more words

Beijing hit with severe air pollution that's expected to linger for days

BEIJING – Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. 217 more words


End Wood Burning

Letter by Cathy Baiton, printed in the Sonoma County Gazette (sonomacountygazette.com) Letters,  November 2015

Laboratory results of wood burning appliances are nothing like real-world emissions. Wood stoves also deteriorate and become less effective with use and over time. 268 more words