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Household fuels exceed power plants and cars as a source of smog in China, according to a new study which found that the government could dramatically improve air quality with more attention to an

Beijing is one of the most water-stressed cities in the world. Due to over-exploitation of groundwater, the Beijing region has been suffering from land subsidence since 1935. In this study, the Small Baseline InSAR technique has been employed to process Envisat ASAR images acquired between 2003 and 2010 and TerraSAR-X stripmap images collected from 2010 to 2011 to investigate land subsidence in the Beijing region. The maximum subsidence is seen in the eastern part of Beijing with a rate greater than 100 mm/year.

Since 1998, Beijing has prioritized air pollution control and moved aggressively to control emissions from all sources.

BEIJING: Three unmanned aerial vehicles have been deployed by China at its environment monitoring station in Hebei to identify possible polluting activities and help cut down pollution in the provi

Employing hourly data records from 2013 and 2014 in Beijing, investigate the causal effects of vehicle traffic on air pollution.

Although black carbon (BC) represents a key short-lived climate forcer, its direct radiative forcing remains highly uncertain. The available results from available studies of absorption enhancement of BC particles during atmospheric aging are conflicting. Using a novel environmental chamber method, we have, for the first time to our knowledge, quantified the aging and variation in the optical properties of BC particles under ambient urban conditions representative of developed and developing countries.

This study investigated impacts of urban forms on the future thermal environment over Beijing, the capital city of China. Beijing is experiencing remarkable urban expansion and is planned to undergo the transformation of urban forms from single-centric (compact-city)to poly-centric city (dispersedcity). Impacts of urban forms on the future thermal environment were compared and evaluated by conducting numerical experiments based on a regional atmospheric model coupled with a singlelayer urban canopy model as well as future climate forcing output from a global climate model.

It isn't just sweaters the kindergartners are wearing as they pour out of their classrooms onto the lawns of the American Embassy School in Delhi.

They are also wearing face masks.

Exposure to polluted air may increase the risk of obesity and lead to high cholesterol and more insulin resistance, a precursor of Type 2 diabetes, a new study has warned.

Today if you dare to walk down Ahmedabad's busy IIM-Keshavbaugh or Mani nagar road stretches during peak hours you will be exposed to a level of pollution that is almost 10 to 12 times more toxic t