Posts Tagged: pollution


China pollution vs blue skies

Remember blue skies? A new photo app comes with an environmental message in China

Earth Hour is on March 29. It’s an annual awareness-raising event in which people turn off their lights for an hour. To get more peopl...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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smart air purifier

An unlikely team makes budget air purifiers for China’s pollution-choked residents

Despite having no business background, setting an arbitrary price point, and starting off with no name recognition whatsoever, Beijing-based...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Pickatale app

Pickatale weaves stories and fairy-tales for kids on the iPad

When observing children playing with iPads, Pickatale CEO Sigbjørn Dugal thought of how to educate his kids using modern tools. He was find...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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bj pollution comparison

Giant electromagnetic vacuum cleaner will be installed in a Beijing park to suck up pollution

Pollution fears are on the up-and-up in Beijing once again as winter, the smoggiest season of them all, fast approaches. After the World Hea...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 12:26 pm
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malaysia and singapore haze crisis maps

Google Rolls Out ‘Southeast Asia Fires’ Map to Track Haze Across Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore’s air is not quite so saturated with burning wood particulates as it was two weeks ago, but the environmental disaster that’s ...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 7:41 pm
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infipure

Beijing Startup Makes Invisible Masks To Protect You From Air Pollution

If you’ve been to Beijing, you know the air sucks. Many folks wear masks to protect themselves from the poisonous air. But often, these fa...

  • April 19, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Apple Supplier Fined for Intentionally Polluting Shanghai River

China’s official state wire service Xinhua reported late last night that RiTeng Computer Accessory Company, a supplier to Apple, HP, D...

  • February 22, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Beijing Government Releases Official Air Quality Monitoring App

Boy, has the government come a long way when it comes to air pollution. Just half a year ago, if you wanted to know how dangerous the air wa...

  • January 26, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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China to US: Stop Posting Beijing Air Pollution Levels on Twitter

The AP is reporting this afternoon that a senior Chinese environmental official has told foreign embassies in Beijing to stop reporting on t...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 5:39 pm
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Beijing pollution photo

Cough up the money: Panasonic will pay employees sent to China a pollution bonus

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic (TYO:6752) will pay its employees working in China extra for putting up with the poor air quality, ac...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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tiananmen sunrise shandong

No, Beijing residents are NOT watching fake sunrises on giant TVs because of pollution

Over the weekend, a story that originated on the smut-ridden UK-based Daily Mail went viral among major media outlets across the world. T...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Tianhe-1A supercomputer

China will use world’s fastest supercomputer to forecast smog

The smog in China is so rampant that only a supercomputer is capable of creating an accurate predictive model of what city it will ravage ne...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 12:40 pm
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Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

A recent UNICEF report on sanitation in India showed that poor sanitation is responsible for the stunting of 62 million children under the a...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
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Singapore Haze on social media

Singapore Haze Craze Lights a Fire on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every single time we’ve used the ‘pollution’ tag on this blog it’s been in relation to China. But this time, Singapo...

  • June 21, 2013
  • at 11:59 am
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Danger Maps

‘Danger Maps’ Invites You to Map China’s Polluted Areas via New Open-Platform Maps

Late last year, I wrote about Danger Maps, a Chinese web service that had tracked and mapped reports of different types of pollution and con...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Vida PM2.5 pollution photo filter

Chinese Photo App Adds PM2.5 Image Filter, As If Air Isn’t Already Polluted Enough

This week I noticed that the Chinese photo-sharing app Vida had joined in the national discussion about China’s polluted skies by adding a...

  • February 8, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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Kickstarter Project Plans to Measure Beijing Pollution Using Kite Sensors

Thanks to the folks over at China Digital Times for pointing out this great Kickstarter project that aims to help measure Beijing’s ai...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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‘DirtyBeijing’ App Courts Controversy, Warns Smartphone Users of Crazybad Air

A Beijing-based startup called Fresh Ideas Studio has just released perhaps the most good-looking local air quality app for iPhone and Andro...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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