Chinese artists build three giant straw crabs to protest air pollution in Shanghai

January 5, 2016 by  
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Bottled air from Canada is selling like crazy in China

December 18, 2015 by  
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Yes, you read that correctly. Vitality Air , a start-up in Alberta, Canada, is capturing fresh, pollution-free air from the Rocky Mountains and selling it for up to $32 CAD a bottle. They have launched a successful campaign to market their product – well, nature’s product – to China, a country whose population is suffering from severe air pollution . Over 4,000 units will be on their way across the ocean soon, 1,000 of which are already pre-sold. And again, you read that all correctly: bottled air is on its way to China. Read the rest of Bottled air from Canada is selling like crazy in China

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China’s smog kills 4,000 people every day

August 17, 2015 by  
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We all know that pollution in China is bad, but we didn’t know it was this bad. A new study has found air pollution is killing about 4,000 people per day in China. Using newly available data, physicists at Berkeley Earth , a non-profit climate research organization, calculated that about 17 percent of all deaths in China are from heart and lung disease and other problems caused by the incredibly polluted air. Pollution is not just limited to major cities, either. The study found 38 percent of Chinese people live with daily pollution that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rates “unhealthy”. The study found China’s deadly air kills more than 1.4 million people per year; in the U.S., worst-case estimates show that about 200,000 people are killed by air pollution per year. The team also found 99.9 percent of the eastern half of China breathes a higher concentration of small particulate matter than people in the city of Madera, California, where the highest annual average small particulate haze in the U.S. is found. In other words, almost everyone in China is breathing more damaging air than the worst air in the U.S. Related: London air pollution responsible for 9,500 deaths each year The Berkley team analyzed data from a four-month period from April 5, 2014 to August 5, 2014 to create computer model calculations that estimate heart, lung and stroke deaths from different types of pollutants. Electric power plants, industrial facilities, automobiles, biomass burning, and fossil fuels used for heating are all on the list of contributing factors to China’s air pollution. The tiny particulates that escape from these sources can enter the lungs and bloodstream and cause a range of problems, from asthma to heart disease. Via Phys.org Lead image via  Erik Charlton , factory image via  Leo Fung , Shanghai image via  Peter Dowley

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Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

August 17, 2015 by  
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China needs to cut pollution by at least half to make any environmental improvements

February 18, 2015 by  
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China has a long road to travel before its environment can even start to improve. That’s according to a recent announcement by the Chinese government that says the country needs to cut its emissions by as much as half before any serious improvements can be made to its environment. Reuters reports that China’s deputy minister of environmental protection Zhai Qing told a briefing over the weekend that pollutants have been cut only “a few percentage points” since 2006, and much more is needed before any progress can be made. Read the rest of China needs to cut pollution by at least half to make any environmental improvements Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: China air pollution , china cutting pollution , china environmental problems , china eutrophication , china pollution , china water algae , china water pollution , chinese air quality , pollution in China

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Beijing’s hazardous air is so bad, it is off the charts

January 20, 2015 by  
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Despite taking steps to limit carbon output , Beijing’s toxic air is still breaking records. In fact, Beijing’s air is so bad that last Thursday it was literally off the charts. Fine air particulates reached beyond the limits of the index, which tops out at a hazardous 500 ppm. Anything above 150 is considered bad. Read the rest of Beijing’s hazardous air is so bad, it is off the charts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beijing air conditions , Beijing air pollution , Beijing smog , carbon pollution Beijing , carbon pollution China , China air pollution , China fracking , china renewable energy , china smog , hazardous air conditions , smog , world air pollution

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China is Banning Coal in Beijing But Critics Worry it Could Make Pollution Worse

August 7, 2014 by  
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When it comes to China’s pollution problem , it seems like it’s one step forward and two steps back after China recently announced plans to ban coal use in Beijing in a move that environmentalists are calling potentially devastating. Coal has helped contribute to Beijing’s crippling smog problem, so the Chinese government stated that it would ban its use by 2020, but critics worry that the alternative could actually increase smog in city. Read the rest of China is Banning Coal in Beijing But Critics Worry it Could Make Pollution Worse Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , Air quality , Beijing air pollution , beijing air quality , Beijing coal ban , Beijing pollution , Beijing smog , China air pollution , China air quality , China coal ban , china pollution , china smog , coal ban , improving air quality

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Green Air Hotel Concept Wants to Upcycle China’s Old Hotels into Lush, Pollution-Eating Environments

May 27, 2014 by  
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Bags of Fresh Air Offered to Residents of Smog-Choked Chinese City

April 4, 2014 by  
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A travel company sent bags of fresh air to Zhengzhou, one of the 10 most polluted cities in China . The Henan-based travel agency shipped 20 bright blue bags containing air from Laojun Mountain to the city where they were used as a promotional stunt that draws attention to the issue of poor air quality. Read the rest of Bags of Fresh Air Offered to Residents of Smog-Choked Chinese City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , bags of fresh air , Beijing air pollution , Canned Air , China air pollution , china smog , Chinese tycoon air stunt , city air quality , environmental destruction , smog problems , travel air stunt , Zhengzhou air pollution , Zhengzhou canned air        

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Chinese Company Assembles 10 3D-Printed Concrete Houses in a Day for Less Than $5,000 Each

April 4, 2014 by  
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