Tag: Angel Hsu

  • Polluting in the new year!

    First, of course, happy new year to all those greeting the year of the dragon this week. I, for one, am suitably stuffed. Second, via Angel Hsu, this image depicting what is most likely a huge cloud of noxious firecracker emissions as Beijing celebrated the new year (which, being lunar, coincided with the new moon). […]

  • Foreign media depending on Chinese microblogs [graph]

    Readers of English-language news on China have likely noticed a surge in references to netizens, microblogs, and a specific microblogging service called Sina Weibo. Angel Hsu noted this was increasing, and I thought I’d check to see how much. For a really rough measure of how much foreign reporters are depending on Chinese microblogs to […]

  • Pollution from space, and human geography

    A remarkable photograph published by NASA shows, as Angel Hsu notes, the pollution in the air during the climate talks in Tianjin earlier this month. The high-resolution image is striking, and will live on the desktop of my external monitor for some time. NASA notes that this image captures an event that resulted from increased […]