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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


Official eyes electronic license plates

THE head of the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau yesterday called for the adoption of an electronic vehicle license plate system across the country. Zhang Quan, the bureau’s director, made the ...

March 8, 2016, Tuesday


Fog eases but city air remains 'lightly polluted'

SHANGHAI woke up this morning to a blanket of heavy fog with visibility in the outskirts dropping to 300 meters, forecasters said. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau issued a yellow alert for the heavy ...

March 7, 2016, Monday


Clean soil ‘should be top priority’

DECONTAMINATING soil at former industrial sites should be as high a priority as tackling air pollution, said the head of Shanghai’s environment watchdog yesterday, urging the government to enact a law ...

March 4, 2016, Friday


Strong enforcement muscle for a more livable city

SHANGHAI passed a major milestone over the Lunar New Year holiday by becoming China’s quietest major city during the period, thanks to our new ban on all fireworks inside the Outer Ring Road. I’ll admit ...

February 20, 2016, Saturday




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