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Liu Jianqiang: fighting for environmental justice in China

Tom Levitt speaks to one of China's most respected investigative journalists Liu Jianqiang on the rise of environmental activism in China. (The Ecologist, May 11 2012)

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Heyrobics goes clean air!

Hey! Finally a way to dodge the pollution and keep sweating outdoors when Hey-ing, biking, running and well, jumping around in general! (Issuu, May 8 2012)

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A vow to clear the air

The annual environmental report released by the Guangdong government on Thursday emphasizes the province's goal of reducing air pollution. (China Daily, March 24 2012)

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Mom’s Exposure to Air Pollution Can Increase Kids’ Behavior Problems

Prenatal exposure to pollutants in city air is linked to later anxiety, depression and behavior problems in children. (Time Healthland, March 23 2012)

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Beijing to increase pollution monitoring

Beijing plans to mobilize two additional vans to monitor fine particle pollution by the end of this year, according to city's Municipal Commission of City Administration and Environment. (China Daily - Europe, March 22 2012)

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Air pollution could become China's biggest health threat, expert warns

Leading respiratory disease specialist warns of consequences if government fails to monitor and publicise the dangers of smog. (The Guardian, March 16 2012)

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6.3 Million

That’s the number of deaths that could occur worldwide due to air pollution by 2050 if nothing is done to change the fossil fuel-heavy energy mix. (Time Ecocentric, March 16 2012)

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Some related Proposals

China should be taking PM2.5 readings, which track particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, to monitor its air quality nationwide by the end of this year instead of 2015, the deadline set earlier by the government, said Zhong Nanshan, NPC deputy and a respiratory expert. (China Daily, March 15 2012)

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Shanghai to spend 10 bln yuan to curb air pollution

Shanghai will spend 10.3 billion yuan (1.6 billion U.S. dollars) on air pollution reduction over the next three years, local environmental protection authorities said Wednesday. (CNTV, February 29 2012)

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Majority of Chinese Now Live in Cities

The statistics bureau stated that China counted 690.79 million urbanites at the year’s end. (The New York Times, January 18 2012)

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How to Protect Yourself Against Air Pollution

Crazy bad air--err, off the charts bad yesterday morning. Although laowai have long complained about Beijing’s bad air (usually between cigarette puffs), we’ve never seen the Chinese public so alarmed about the shameful state of our polluted skies … until now. (City Weekend, January 11 2012)

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Smog spawns environmental awareness in China

As the press has been spilling gallons of ink over the country's air quality issues, a cartoon entitled "I gauge air quality for my motherland" is spreading widely via the Internet. (China Daily, December 2 2011)

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