When Wind Blows From This Direction, Shanghai’s Pollution is 5 Times More Likely to Be Toxic

Calvin Quek from Greenpeace analyzed how PM2.5 changes with depending on which way the wind is blowing in Shanghai: The data is simple. When the wind is coming from the industrialized areas to the west of Shanghai, toxic air pollution is more likely. When the wind blows in from the ocean, bad air days are much less likely. In Beijing, the […]

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US Embassy Beijing reads AQI of 0! Are the summer skies always clear?

Map of today’s pollution levels across China – 9th September 2016. Source:http://aqicn.org What a glorious day in Beijing! Right now, the US Embassy in Beijing is giving a PM2.5 value of 0. Is summer normally this good? And what’s the pollution like in other parts of China right now? (Short answer: not good! Long answer: read […]

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