The sky above Beijing is best known for characteristics other than its bird life. Nevertheless, the city’s birds appear to have multiplied over the past ten years thanks to new habitats offered by reforestation to combat...
Mar 3, 2008
Dust storms, carrying toxic pollutants from Chinese factories, are closing down schools and severely impacting air quality in South Korea and Japan. But information on the storms has been deemed a “state secret” by...
Apr 18, 2006
From Reuters via the New York Times (link): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that dust storms that whipped Beijing and northern China in recent days were a sharp reminder of the severity of the country’s environmental problems. Wen told an environmental meeting in Beijing that China needed to intensify efforts to rein in pollution […]
Apr 18, 2006
From the Associated Press via the Washington Post (link) Beijing will use artificial rainmaking to clear the air after a choking dust storm coated China’s capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning to keep children indoors, state media said Tuesday. The huge storm blew dust far beyond China’s borders, blanketing South Korea […]
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