1/14/14. "Biggest Emitter China Best on Climate, (UN climate official) Figueres Says," Bloomberg, Yoon
1/15/14, "Beijing Shuts Down As Pollution Over Past 12 Hours Literally "Off The Chart"," Zero Hedge
1/15/14, Beijing pollution beyond 600, no one on street, twitter pic, Neela Eyunni.
"For the past 12 hours, the so-called PM2.5 level (or China's new pollution threshold) has been above the "serious" level. Bear in mind this is the newly adjusted-upwards threshold that already far exceeds the WHO's health-threatening levels.
- BEIJING WARNS RESIDENTS TO AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ON SMOG
- BEIJING MONITORING CENTER REPORTS `SERIOUS' AIR POLLUTION TODAY
[Image: 11/20/13, UN climate official Christina Figueres and UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon on bikes, Warsaw, Poland, gef)
(continuing, Zero Hedge): Via Bloomberg:
"City’s air quality index reading near Tiananmen Square, putting it in category defined as “serious” pollution.
City warns residents to avoid outdoor activitie
Reading of PM2.5 pollution near Tiananmen Square was 583 micrograms per cubic meter as of 6 a.m., with average reading in past 24 hours at 338, according to city’s air-monitoring website
NOTE: World Health Organization recommends 24-hour PM2.5 exposure of no more than 25"
[Ed. note: Zero Hedge didn't include a link or date on the Bloomberg story. I've found many Bloomberg articles on China pollution (see end of this post) but none with this exact text. It may exist, I just can't find it.]
(continuing): "The widely followed @BeijingAir twitter account confirms just how bad it is on the ground. For those confused "Beyond Index" is a friendlier way of saying "Off The Charts." via @PeterSchloss
1/15/14, Beijing pollution beyond 600, no one on street, twitter pic, Neela Eyunni. via Drudge
Added: I typed "Beijing pollution Bloomberg News" and this was the first page results:
"About 117,000 results (0.39 seconds) Search Results
- Bloomberg - 2 days agoThe city government plans to spend an additional 1.25 billion yuan ($207 million) to tackle air pollution this year, the Beijing News said today, ...
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www.bloomberg.com/news/.../beijing-pollution-prompts-second-day-of-...Dec 25, 2013 - Pollution will begin to ease this afternoon, the Beijing Municipal ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Feifei Shen in Beijing at ...
www.bloomberg.com/news/.../beijing-warns-against-outdoor-activities-o...Dec 24, 2013 - Heavy pollution enveloped northern and central China today, ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Feifei Shen in Beijing at ...
www.bloomberg.com/news/.../china-vehicle-sales-climb-past-20-million-...7 days ago - Outdoor air pollution was found to cause lung cancer and linked to an ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Tian Ying in Beijing at ...
topics.bloomberg.com/air-quality/Breaking news about Air Quality. Find the latest articles, videos, photos and blogs about Air Quality. ... Citizens Offer Clarity on Beijing's Air Quality.
www.bloomberg.com/news/.../china-says-arable-land-size-of-belgium-to...Dec 31, 2013 - In February, Wang's ministry said a five-year, $1 billion soil pollution ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: William Bi in Beijing at ...
www.bloomberg.com/news/.../china-industrial-plants-breach-emissions-stan...2 days ago - The standard of air quality data monitoring in Beijing, Dongguan, Nanjing ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Henry Sanderson in ...
www.bloomberg.com/news/.../china-to-start-monitoring-pollution-effects...Oct 29, 2013 - ... of air pollution on the health of people in areas including Beijing and ... deepening of reforms, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
www.bloomberg.com/news/.../beijing-recommends-residents-stay-indoor...Jan 30, 2013 - Wang Anshun, Beijing's newly-appointed mayor, said pollution should be ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Zhang Dingmin in ...
www.bloomberg.com/news/.../beijing-air-pollution-tops-hazardous-level...Feb 28, 2013 - Beijing's air pollution climbed to hazardous levels days before the national ... Bloomberg News staff for this story: Henry Sanderson in Beijing at ...