Blog Tag - bad air

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...
R Smog Makes 70% of China Unhappy (The Other 30% Probably Own Coal Mines)
Seven out of 10 China residents are unhappy about smog and 71 percent claim to wear masks on smoggy days, a recent survey detailed in the Global...
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’s monthly average AQI index, as reported by the Ministry of...
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...
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...
It's Official: You've Just Lived Through the Worst Week of Bad Beijing Air in Recent Memory
Congratulations, contemporary Beijing residents: You now have new pollution bragging rights, as you have survived the worst week of air on record...
Man the Lifeboats! Batten Down the Hatches! Red Alert Declared for Beijing's Air Dec 20
Fresh on the heels of last week's false alarm comes another whopper: We're in for a red alert for bad air beginning at 8pm tomorrow (Friday) night,...
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 a...
Beijing's AQI Hits All-Time High of 485 on Christmas
Congratulations Beijing, you've hit a new high (or should we say low): The average AQI concentration on Christmas Day yesterday was 485, the highest...
International Schools Fight Pollution Woes with Contingencies, Closures
As smog blankets the city today, leaving the AQI at an off-the-scale 553, Beijing’s parents are left to wonder how they should best safeguard their...