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Fireworks ban cuts workload of street cleaners by 80 percent but no improvement in air quality

A ban on fireworks in downtown slashed the workload of street cleaners by nearly 80 percent during the Chinese New Year’s Eve in Shanghai, but it seemed to have no impact on the air quality, which was ...

February 8, 2016, Monday


Yellow alert out as air quality worsens in city

THE Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau issued a yellow air pollution alert yesterday at 9:30pm. A yellow alert is triggered when the Air Quality Index is forecast to be between 201 and 300, or heavily ...

January 4, 2016, Monday


Shanghai spells out plans to fight pollution

SHANGHAI government plans to battle air pollution by building more parks in the city, and ban polluting vehicles and factories from next year. It will also try to limit dusts from construction sites, ...

December 29, 2015, Tuesday


University uses drones to study air quality

A RESEARCH team at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has worked out the primary distribution of haze in the city using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Data collected from different altitudes — the drones ...

December 23, 2015, Wednesday


Winds to bring pollutants

Brace for another round of heavy pollution early today with the Air Quality Index predicted to reach 205....

December 23, 2015, Wednesday


‘Sick’ tracks come under inspection

MINHANG educational authorities have drafted regulations governing the installation of plastic running tracks at schools following a spate of incidents in which children fell sick after breathing in noxious ...

December 19, 2015, Saturday


Pollution set to fall

ENVIRONMENTAL protection authorities expect emissions of volatile organic compounds — akin to PM2.5 particles — to fall by half within two years due to the introduction of a penalty system. Since October, ...

December 17, 2015, Thursday


Emergency anti-pollution measures launched as city faces new bout of smog together with cold front

SHANGHAI’S environmental authority has launched emergency measures against pollution on Monday morning after lingering smog is forecasted. According to Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center, the city ...

December 14, 2015, Monday


1.1m Jiading residents get cleaner tap water

Over a million residents in suburban Jiading District yesterday began receiving cleaner tap water from the Chenhang Reservoir on the Yangtze River. A roughly 18-kilometer pipeline takes water from the ...

December 2, 2015, Wednesday


Wet and windy week will ease air pollution

IT is going to be a wet week in the city but Shanghai’s air quality is expected to improve today, according to forecasters....

November 16, 2015, Monday




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