Blog Tag - Air Quality

DP Cut a Rug, Hack a Lung: Why Beijing's Pollution Might Make Dancing Dangerous
Many Beijing pollution fighters have already read the article that ran in the...
Beijing's January Air Quality Plummets 52% Over the Start of Last Year
Now that January 2017 is in the bag, how’d we do on air quality? Not good.
Beijing Pollution Hits 647, but Beijingers Bought Fewer Fireworks
Beijing's PM2.5 concetration reached a mere 647 micrograms per cubic meter at its peak during Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) celebrations, dow
Top Barrier to Recriting and Retaining Top Talent in Beijing? Bad Air
Beijing’s pollution is repelling skilled employees at an alarming rate, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in China's annual business c
Beijing to Spend USD 2.6 Billion on Pollution Alleviation in 2017, but Sets Air Quality Goal at Twice WHO Standard
Beijing will spend RMB 18.2 billion (USD 2.6 billion) on pollution alleviation in 2017, although the municipal government has only set its PM2.5 a
Beijing Born Scientist Turns Key Tofu (豆腐) ingredient Into a Superior, Smog Busting Air Filter
Beijingers are used to seeing soy used to produce all manner of foodstuffs – tofu, soy milk, edamame, protein supplements, soy sauce ...
Chinese Authorities Request Cap on App's AQI Readings, and That (Surprisingly) Might Be the Right Move
The operators of a popular pollution monitoring app installed on tens of thousands of phones in Beijing have been told to cap its highest AQI read
R Waiting to Exhale: Beijing Restaurateurs Eagerly Welcome Back Patrons After an Airpocalyptically Quiet Week
Beijing’s restaurateurs are breathing sighs of relief in every sense of the word: Last week's record-breaking smog levels not only affected the qu
DP Beicology: Has Beijing's Smog Entirely Engulfed China's International Image?
Beijing's hazy horizons have not only become an obsession for those dwelling in the Chinese capital, but also for onlookers from abroad who have t
Believe it or Not: Beijing's Air Was Better Overall in 2016
It may seem hard to believe given we're in the midst of an ugly stretch of some of the worst air in recent memory, but Beijing’s air in 2016 was 8
Beicology: As Beijingers Hack and Wheeze, Authorities Sputter and Stall with Sufficient Coal Bans
Beijingers feeling stifled and distraught by last week's oppressive red alert level smog might be all the more upset by the news that local coal m
From the No Sh*t, Sherlock Files: Officials Wasting Anti-Pollution Funds and Smog Will Wreck Your Heart
In news that will shock basically no one, officials in several cities in China have been caught embezzling funds earmarked for pollution control –
As if We Don't Have Enough to Worry About, Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Beijing Air
As if we didn't already have enough to worry about when it comes Beijing's air
R1: Bei-cology: Can Beijing's New Water Cannons Super Soak the Skies Blue?
Beijing is aiming to super soak its way to clearer skies with pollution-fighting water can
Tech Check: Is Your Air Purifer Among the 25 Percent Found to be Substandard?
Most of us Beijing dwellers have bought an air purifier ahead of the capital's smoggy winter season, and assumed that such a device would be enoug