A lifetime later, a smog attack's full cost is seen

Jul 8, 2016
The London smog of 1952 killed thousands but gave many more lifelong health problems.
Heavy smog in Piccadilly Circus, London, 6th December 1952.

 
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China's fight for cleaner air

Jul 15, 2014
“China’s growth model is based on the idea that natural resources are free."

In China, the polluter 'that-must-not-be-named'

Jul 15, 2014
China's crackdown on criticism of a $6 billion petrochemical plant.

LA Smog: the battle against air pollution

Jul 14, 2014
How can the Chinese live with terrible air pollution? One answer: Americans did.

Women led air pollution protests from the start

Jul 14, 2014
Women often partnered with scientists to make their case for cleaner air.

The EPA's new smog rules: Cost vs. benefit

Mar 3, 2014
Weighing the immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.

Will adding subway lines save Beijing from traffic and smog?

May 22, 2013
Beijing has announced it will add 50 miles of subway track by the end of next year, making the city's subway system bigger than New York's. But will the new additions alleviate the city's notorious traffic and pollution?

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Shanghai smog: Life in a polluted city

May 17, 2013
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz tells Kai what it's really like to live in smoggy, hazy Shanghai, masks and all.

Chinese province offers 'clean air tourism' to suffering urbanites

Mar 13, 2013
China's southeastern province of Fujian enjoys some of China's cleanest air. Provincial officials have launched a 'clean air tourism' campaign to court Chinese who live in cities like Beijing, where pollution levels have been at record highs this year.