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Fear the Airpocalypse
Fear the Airpocalypse
China Struggling to Enforce Clean Skies Policies

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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Air Pollution Exacts a Deadly, Costly Toll

Smog’s material costs explain China’s strong reaction.

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Air Pollution Is Getting Deadlier, Quicker in India

Toxic smog is a fact of life in urban China, but deaths from air pollution in India are projected to rise faster in the coming years.

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How Shale Can Save Lives

Toxic air pollution is killing millions of people every year, but smarter energy solutions (like shale gas) can save lives.

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Beijing Makes It Harder to Trigger Smog “Red Alert”

China’s capital is tightening the standards for triggering its most serious air quality warning.

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Toxic Smog Keeps Chinese Children Indoors

This week, Beijing warned children and the elderly to stay away from deadly smog and not to venture outside.

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China Braces for a Smoggy Weekend

Beijing just issued its second ever air pollution “red alert” while northern China is warned to expect heavy smog this weekend.

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Smog Choking Some of Asia’s Biggest Cities

From Beijing to Shanghai to New Delhi, toxic smog is choking some of Asia’s biggest cities. The problem will get worse before it gets better.

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Deadly Chinese Smog an HR Problem

Deadly smog is scaring top talent away from offices based in China. That should be of deep concern for Beijing.

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China's Toxic Smog Problem Is Getting Worse

China’s air quality readings were worse this July than they were last year, much to the dismay of the hundreds of millions of urbanites living in the choking toxic smog.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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