China Tests Pollution-Fighting Drones

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Chinese government recently tested an unmanned aerial vehicle that releases a chemical catalyst to disperse smog. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people. “I never met…

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Area Grandfather Reminisces About Seeing the Sky

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Photo © Maurits van Heusden from Flickr

BEIJING — At a family dinner on Tuesday, area grandfather Yang Jun reminisced about the days when, as a young man, he was able to look up and see the sky.

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Beijing, Shanghai Air Among World’s Cleanest by PM2.5cm Standards

Saturday, January 18, 2014

BEIJING — According to a new global ranking released by the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), Beijing and Shanghai are two of the cleanest cities in the world, when…

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Miniharm’s Top 10 Moments of 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013
Chinese Dream

It’s been a whirlwind year in China. Here’s a look back at 10 moments that made us smile.

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Harbin Schools, Airport Closed Due to Heavy Smog

Friday, October 25, 2013

This week, heavy smog blanketed the city of Harbin, causing schools and airports to close for two days. In some parts of the city, visibility was less than 20 meters. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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Burning Coal Reduces Life Expectancy by 5.5 Years

Friday, July 12, 2013

A study released this week shows that citizens in northern China live an average of 5.5 years less, partly due to pollution from burning coal for heat. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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Beijing Air to Carry Surgeon General’s Warning

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Beijing pollution

BEIJING — The Beijing municipal government made headlines today when it announced that the city’s air was so polluted it had to carry a warning label.

“Beijing air is responsible for the premature deaths of over 2,000 people a year in this city,” said government spokesman Wang Zhiming. “It is our duty to stop this epidemic before it spirals out of control.”

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Either Photo of Beijing or Silent Hill Screenshot, We’re Not Sure

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Silent Hill

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Delicious Smell of Bacon Now Wafting from Every Faucet in Shanghai

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Delicious Smell of Bacon Now Wafting from Every Faucet in Shanghai

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Strange Orb of Light Spotted in Beijing Sky

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Strange Orb

BEIJING — The Chinese government is on high alert today as an unidentified orb of light suddenly appeared in the sky over the capital city. This frightening scene caused officials to declare a public day of rest and warn citizens to stay at home and draw their shades.

Though details are still fuzzy, preliminary reports say that at approximately 7:34 AM, a glowing ball of fire appeared on the horizon and continued its transit across the sky as the day went on.

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