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Smog is a type of air pollution. The word "smog" was made in the early 20th century as a portmanteau of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog. Smog usually forms in industrial areas or areas of high population, which release large amounts of air pollution, such as smoke or gases.
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  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-04-07 07:55

    The invisible pollutant is rapidly becoming a main cause for concern in many areas of China, as Zheng Jinran reports. After the heavy, prolonged smog that often shrouds China during winter, the return of blue skies in spring and summer is always welcome. However, sunny summer days may not be as bene...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-04-07 07:55

    China's air quality monitoring network is to be expanded to cover a wider area, especially at the grassroots level, to facilitate scientific and effective control of airborne pollution. By March, more than 5,000 monitoring stations had been built across the country. They are managed by the environme...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-04-07 07:52

    China launched its largest operation to control air pollution in northern regions on Wednesday, using more than 5,600 inspectors to push the areas to meet ambitious pollution reduction targets this year. Unlike the nationwide inspections conducted last year, headed by the State Council, the yearlon...

  • (China Daily)2017-04-05 07:14

    Visit for breaking news and exclusive content Society: 'Smog Free Tower' to tackle Tianjin air pollution Designers from the Netherlands have brought a smog free tower to Tianjin. The 7-meter-tall tower is essentially a large outdoor air purifier, sucking polluted air in through electrostatic absorpt...

  • By Cang Wei In Nanjing(China Daily)2017-04-04 07:27

    Masses of yellow rapeseed flowers illuminate ordinary landscapes in Nanjing's hillsides, attracting tourists for all kinds of activities in spring Millions of people get lost in the beauty of endless rapeseed flowers when spring comes in Gaochun district of Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu p...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-04-04 07:26

    Vehicle, industrial emissions blamed in Beijing, Tianjin and two provinces Beijing, Tianjin and cities in Hebei and Henan provinces are covered by heavy air pollution that started on Monday and was forecast to last through Saturday, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Monday. Beijing ...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-04-03 07:18

    Environmental inspectors find gaping holes in smog control The Ministry of Environmental Protection summoned top officials from seven districts in Beijing, Tianjin and cities in Hebei and Shanxi provinces over the weekend to reprimand them for their poor performance in controlling air pollution this...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-03-30 07:30

    Areas around Beijing would see cleaner air by the end of this year China unveiled an environmental plan on Wednesday to curb air pollution in its northern region, which constantly suffers smog in the winter. Twenty-eight cities in and around the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region are being put under tight...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-03-25 06:48

    The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region saw worsening air quality in the first two months of the year, and pollutants from more active industrial production is a major reason, the national environment authority said. The region and neighboring provinces, including Henan, have been blanketed with air pollu...

  • By Ren Xiaojin(China Daily)2017-03-18 06:56

    Beijing is aiming to eliminate the use of coal in six urban districts and 700 rural villages by the end of this year, officials said. Instead, residents are encouraged to use electricity and alternative clean energy amid the capital's efforts to cut emissions and fight smog. According to the city'...

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