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Air Pollution In Northern China Steals 5 Years Of Life From The Average Person

The study [PDF], published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Science on Monday, July 8, blames China's Huai River policy for the decrease in life expectancy.<p>The policy provided free coal for boilers to residents in cities North of the Huai River during the winter months between 1950 and …

Pollution

China's Air Pollution: Is The Government Willing To Act?

Denise Mauzerall arrived in Beijing this year at a time that was both horrifying and illuminating. The capital was facing some of its worst pollution in recent memory, and Mauzerall, a Princeton environmental engineering professor, was passing through on her way to a university forum on the future …

Apple censors Tibet book app in latest concession to Chinese government

Apple has ejected an app that offered access to banned books from its App Store in China, in the latest sign of the technology giant’s willingness to appease the Chinese government.<p>Hao Peiqiang, the Beijing-based developer of the app said Apple told him it had taken the step because it “includes …

China’s air pollution is causing millions of premature deaths and an expat exodus

Residents of China don’t need a weatherman to tell them which way the particulate matter blows. But new research shows exactly how dangerous the country’s air pollution can be, and it’s getting scary enough to send foreigners running for the border.<p>Air pollution contributed to 1.2 million early …

Pollution

River turns white from pollution in China

Locals began calling the river, 'milk river' after runoff from a nearby mine turned the water white. It is their only source of drinking water and farmers use it to irrigate their fields.<p>Pollution problems are growing in China. Smog in Beijing, captured in pictures and heavily reported, caught the …

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

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