Blog Tag - Air Quality

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
Three Quarters Through 2016, Beijing's Air 10 Percent Better Than Last Year
With 75 percent of 2016 in the can, Beijing's air has been 10 percent better than last year, a trend that we endorse with a deep, deep breath and
Crank that Filter to 11: Beijing's AQI Goes From Good To Troubling in 2016's Second Quarter
What began as a promising year has plummeted into a dismal repeat of 2015.
Despite a Crummy March, Beijing's Air in 2016 Still Way Ahead of Last Year After First Quarter
Father Time marches on, and 25 percent of 2016 is already in the bag. So how is Beijing's air doing so far this year?
Yellow Air Alert!: Does Your Favorite F&B Establishment Filter Its Air?
[Updated Nov 17, 11am]