China is under attack on its own soil. And just as most countries with a large armed force would do, the country is deploying troops — over 60,000 members of the People’s Liberation Army — with no delay. The invading force is insidious and can’t be dealt with using traditional military tactics — the raw [...]
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Chinese electric carmaker BYD Co has opened a new lithium battery plant in Northwest China's Qinghai Province, which will be the world's biggest when construction is fully completed next year, it said on Thursday. The factory, BYD's third, can eventually produce 24 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of batteries a year, and is part of the company's plans [...]
The country's top environmental watchdog will dispatch about 18,000 law enforcement officers to conduct air pollution control inspections in three key areas started on last January. Last year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection－which has since been incorporated into the Ministry of Ecology and Environment－sent 5,600 law enforcement officers to 28 major cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei [...]
Air pollution, release into the atmosphere of various gases, finely divided solids, or finely dispersed liquid aerosols at rates that exceed the natural capacity of the environment to dissipate and dilute or absorb them. These substances may reach concentrations in the air that cause undesirable health, economic, or aesthetic effects. Plants occur over Earth’s surface [...]
This year's Shenzhen Design Week (April 20-30) kicked off yesterday with a barrage of fascinating forums and events, plus exhibits around the city. At MindPark headquarters in Nanshan District, Friday saw the first set of talks in a three-day conference co-organized by innovation platform TOPYS and C FutureCity. It featured notable designers like Daan Roosegarde, [...]
The popularity of electric vehicles is at an all-time high in China. Last year, the total sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles accounted for four times as much as that of those in the United States. It is expected that the margin will only grow wider this year. This shift in trend can be attributed [...]
China is not exactly known for its eco-conscious ethos. In fact, it's one of the world's biggest polluters, with limited environmental regulation stopping the flow of toxins into the environment. Even the regulations that do exist are often ignored by large companies – some 70 percent of businesses examined by environmental inspectors failed to meet [...]
AirNow logo Local Air Quality Conditions Zip Code: State : My Current Location How Smoke from Fires Can Affect Your Health
While not everyone has the same sensitivity to wildfire smoke, it’s still a good idea to avoid breathing smoke if you can help it. And when smoke is heavy, such as can occur in close proximity to a wildfire, it’s bad for everyone. Smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine [...]
Air pollutants can potentially harm human and animal health, damage or hinder vegetation growth, and can make the living conditions in the environment unbearable. In most regions of the world, air pollution has adversely affected people and the environment in various aspects. 1. Hazardous to Human Health Air pollution threatens the human health in various [...]
The link between air pollution and death was established in a series of disasters around the world. About 15% of all deaths in the world are from ischemic heart disease; that’s when your heart literally suffocates. As the levels of air pollution increase, the percent of deaths from heart disease rises sharply – even at [...]