Blog Tag - AQI

Beicology: Personalize Your PM2.5 Protection with Cambridge Masks' New High Tech App
Editor's Note: Cambridge Mask's Kickstarter campaign went live May 30, check it out here Glancing at AQI readings and strapping a mask across your...
DP Beicology: Can Beijingers Pedal the Pollution Away With Futuristic Smog Cleaning Bikes?
Though bikes have long been touted as a cleaner way to commute, Daan Roosegaarde hopes to shift such cycling into an even higher ecological gear. The...
Share a Desk Without Coughing Up a Lung: AQI-Inclinced Coworking Spaces on Their Way to Beijing
Two issues dominate Beijing's headlines like no others: the capital's record-breaking pollution levels, and its rapidly rising rental rates. Naked...
"Whale Rider" Author Witi Ihimaera to Give Bookworm Talk, March 24
As the first published author of New Zealand's Māori Aboriginal minority, Witi Ihimaera has taken tales that are very specific to his culture and...
DP Beicology: Beijing's Last Large Coal-Fired Power Plant Suspends Operations, No One Notices
Though you wouldn't know it – based on the abysmally high AQI levels we've put up with over the past couple of days – the operation of Beijing's last...
R Beicology: Want to Know Which Factories are to Blame for Bad Air? Check Out this Pollution Map
In Beijing, few questions are more contentious than: "What is the main culprit behind our smog?" Some of us insist that vehicles are to blame, while...
Melting Polar Ice Caps Mean That Beijing's in for Many More Airpocalypses, Experts Warn
If you think Beijing's horrendous pollution levels couldn't get any worse, then brace yourself for more bad news. Yep, the capital's dismal air...
Throwback Thursday: Pollution Busting Vans Took to the Streets, Then Mysteriously Disappeared
Throwback Thursday takes a look back into Beijing's past, using our nine-year-strong blog archives as the source for a glance at the weird and...
DP Feb 2017's In The Bag: Is the Air Getting Better?
We're past the two-month mark for 2017. How are we doing on the government's pledge to improve the air this year? Not good. According to Ministry of...
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 The Guardian this week referencing a 2016 report on the effects of...
 Beijing Aims to Smash its 2013 Targets by Reducing Coal Burning by 30 Percent this Year
Beijing mayor Cai Qi has announced government plans to further reduce coal burning within the municipality by 30 percent this year. The plan hinges...
Bureaucratic Redundancy Sparks Censorship Rumors of Smog Warnings
The good news: an online rumor that China is censoring air pollution warnings that made the rounds overnight has turned out to be false. The bad news...
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 air...
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 reading...
Should You Exercise When the AQI is High? Three Fitness Experts Weigh In
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It’s just a couple of weeks into 2017, and many of us are still in the midst of trying to fulfill recently made New Year’s resolutions to get out and...