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Smog Casts a Pall Over Shanghai's Global Ambitions

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January 9, 2014
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Beijing has often been the poster child for China's dismal air quality – but Shanghai is following suit with its smoggiest winter on record, posing a challenge to the city's status as a financial hub. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.


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UN Climate Talks Limp Toward Deal

UN Climate Talks Limp Toward Deal

Reuters (Nov. 23, 2013) — UN talks limp towards global 2015 climate deal, as nations remain at odds over stepping up finance for developing countries to ease global warming impact. Gavino Garay reports.
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Smog Shuts Down Chinese City of 11 Million

Smog Shuts Down Chinese City of 11 Million

Newsy (Oct. 21, 2013) — Harbin, a city in northeastern China, closed schools, roads and airports after smog blocked visibility past 30 feet.
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Mongolia: Energy-Efficient Building

Mongolia: Energy-Efficient Building

Deutsche Welle (June 25, 2012) — The Mongolian capital Ulan Bator has serious environmental problems. Uncontrolled immigration has swollen the population, and many residents are heating with primitive coal stoves. The resulting smog in winter is among the world's worst, often reaching twenty times the official limits.
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