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Million-yuan penalty for dust polluters

VIOLATING dust-control regulations just became a lot more costly. In an amendment to the environmental protection law, the city's legislative body yesterday increased the fine imposed on polluters to ...

June 24, 2016, Friday


Industrial zone cracks down on emissions

SHANGHAI’S Jinshan District is building a monitoring center to ensure that emissions from companies in its industrial zone meet standards and that pollution is reduced. An official with the zone’s management ...

June 9, 2016, Thursday


48-hour forecast

A 48-hour air-quality forecast will be issued for the city from Sunday, said the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center. The current forecast, which includes the air-quality index, is for 24 hours. ...

June 2, 2016, Thursday


Pledge to cut industrial pollution

JINSHAN District’s industrial zone plans to substantially reduce its production of pollutants and incorporate more emvironmentally friendly companies. “The zone plans to cut its total pollutant discharge ...

May 28, 2016, Saturday


Local air quality severly polluted as cold front from north sweeps city

A weak cold front is sweeping the city today with the high being pressed to 21 degrees Celsius, bringing pollutants from nortern China and causing city's air condition to be severely polluted, forecasters ...

May 7, 2016, Saturday


More gifts for green scheme

THE city will increase the number of gifts for its “green account” scheme this year to spur interest in garbage sorting, environmental protection authorities said yesterday. Gifts include gold bars, television ...

April 23, 2016, Saturday


New million-yuan fine to punish soil-contaminating companies

THOSE who contaminate soil in Shanghai now face a million-yuan fine, the toughest measure yet to combat polluters, officials said yesterday. An amendment to the environmental protection law submitted ...

April 21, 2016, Thursday


Dust data to be delivered direct to app

PEOPLE living in Shanghai will soon be able to check the level of construction dust in the air via a smartphone app, an official said yesterday....

April 19, 2016, Tuesday


Blanket of smog shuts down worksites

A blanket of smog put a stop to work on demolition and construction sites across the city yesterday. The Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau ordered that demolition work on houses, the dismantling ...

March 19, 2016, Saturday


Shanghai's air quality heavily polluted as AQI soars above 200

High-rises in downtown Shanghai are shrouded in haze this afternoon. The city's air quality index has soared from only 50 in the midnight to 201 by 2pm today, meaning heavily polluted. The major pollutant, PM2.5, reached 151 micrograms per cubic meter, six times the WHO standard. ...

March 18, 2016, Friday


 

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