environmental data

Cadmium Poisoning From Hunan Factory Kills 26

The AFP reports on the toxic and deadly legacy left by a factory that ceased operation in 2009 in Shuangqiao, a small village in Hunan province:  At least 26 villagers have died from cadmium poisoning and hundreds more fallen...

The Great Smog of China

After years of increasing public demand, the Chinese government is to release pollution data in 74 cities. Malcolm Moore at Telegraph reports: […T]he Chinese state media said on Sunday that 496 monitoring stations would...

Secrecy in China’s Environmental Monitoring

Zheng Ge, assistant professor at Hong Kong University, writes for Caixin about China’s environmental monitoring, calling for transparency in the release of data and decentralizing of government control: Environmental authorities...

China Says Foreign Embassy’s Air Data Illegal

As Beijing is putting new regulations on the monitoring of air pollutants, China is telling foreign embassies to stop reporting on air quality. According to Xinhua, the air data from these embassies are ‘inaccurate’ and...

New Regulations Require Monitoring of Air Pollutants

The Chinese government has acknowledged the need for more accurate reporting of air pollutants and has passed regulations requiring some cities to monitor for ozone and PM2.5 particles. From China Daily: The State Council on...



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