Now you can compare Beijing PM 2.5 air quality readings on your phone

It just so happens that today is not one of the more beautiful days in Beijing. After a week of generally glorious fall weather, with exceedingly clear air (except once or twice), the national holiday is over and whatever process churns up the smog has resumed.

I’m not complaining. I haven’t been here long enough to get worked up about air quality. But…

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Ma Jun and the motivation boomerang: clever environmental advocacy

This evening I went to an event discussing human rights and the environment in China.* The big draw was Ma Jun, one of the most recognized names in Chinese environmental protection and the director of the Institute for Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE / 公众环境研究中心).

Ma Jun, 7 November 2011, New York City

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