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Beijing was one of the 10 Chinese cities with the worst air quality in July, according to a ranking released by the ministry of environmental protection (MEP) on Monday.

Many Chinese cities offer “sea views”, but of a kind that arouse fear and anger rather than raise spirits.

Air quality and snow conditions are regarded as two of the major challenges for Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

China's pledges ahead of a major climate change conference in Paris lack ambition and are easily achievable, experts said today, adding Beijing could offer more.

BEIJING: When Dong Yingli first opened her east Beijing meat skewers restaurant six years ago, her chefs cooked the lamb, chicken hearts and assorted treats over an uncovered grill, with giant fans

Since 2012-13, sales have more than doubled, encouraging manufactures to ramp up operations in the county

Delhi's appalling air pollution problem might not have prompted the government to take stringent action, but it surely has set the alarm bells ringing amongst its expat community.

NEW DELHI: The air Beijing was inhaling a couple of years ago was as toxic as Delhi's, but the Chinese capital had managed the crisis quickly and effectively.

Nighttime light data record the artificial light on the Earth’s surface and can be used to estimate the degree of pollution associated with particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) in the ground-level atmosphere. This study proposes a simple method for monitoring PM2.5 concentrations at night by using nighttime light imagery from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS).

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Beijing has extended a ban on outdoor barbecues to restaurants operating in some suburban areas as it tries to improve its notoriously poor air quality in case it wins the 2022 Winter Olympics, sta