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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 Daniel K. Gardner(China Daily)2017-08-19 09:12

    A worker hangs ornaments at the Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park under a blue sky in Beijing in March, 2017. LIU PING/CHINA DAILYEvery year, more than 4 million people around the world die prematurely from breathing dirty air. In China alone, the number of deaths attributable to air pollution excee...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-19 08:44

    MEXICO CITY - Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in. It comes back bearing a large haul of tilapia and carp - and that is exactly the problem. Altamirano is one of just 20 or so fisher...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-18 09:17

    MEXICO CITY - The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. It was considered sacred by the ancient Aztecs, and modern-day Mexicans eat it, drink it and even use it in medicines and shampoos. Now scientists have come up with a ...

  • By Zhang Yu In Shijiazhuang And Zheng Jinran In Beijing(China Daily)2017-08-17 08:43

    Smog-shrouded Hebei province's six major cities were among the top 10 cities with severe air pollution during the first seven months of 2017. But officials insisted on imposing tougher controls for the coming months to meet annual reduction targets. The latest data from the Ministry of Environmental...

  • By Chen Meiling(China Daily)2017-08-16 08:48

    Young people from across the country join, create research projects, aiming to leave behind a better world A 10-year-old boy in a business suit stepped on the stage to display his research results. Zhou Jiaxu, a pupil at Beijing No 2 Experimental Primary School, addressed his insights at the second ...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-08-09 08:19

    Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region's problem is shared by many developed countries The smog-filled Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has seen improvement in combating particulate pollution, such as PM2.5, since 2013, but faces worsening ground-level ozone pollution during the summers, a challenge many develop...

  • (Xinhua)2017-08-08 09:22

    China's first domestically produced passenger plane completes a high-speed taxi test for the first time in Shanghai, April 16, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]BEIJING - China's economy has been optimized in both growth and structure guided by the five development concepts of innovation, coordination, greening, ...

  • (Xinhua)2017-08-03 10:22

    BEIJING - "Clean water and lush mountains are priceless assets." This philosophy for green development proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping is changing the country. Tourists who visit Houwu village near scenic Mogan Mountain in East China's Zhejiang province often meet a foreign woman riding a b...

  • (Xinhua)2017-07-28 13:22

    BEIJING — China's cabinet said Thursday "foreign garbage" will be entirely banned from entering the country as authorities plan stricter management on solid waste imports. By the end of 2017, the country will forbid imports of solid waste that cause great environmental damage and raise strong publ...

  • By Hou Liqiang(China Daily)2017-07-11 07:01

    China's environmental watch-dog found 484 violations by 177 companies in the first three days of a monthlong campaign targeting pollution caused by processing imported waste. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Monday that 60 teams with a total of 420 inspectors found these violations o...

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