The air is so bad, cyclists have taken to creating their own breathing contraptions just to get by.
The scandal has prompted China's government to acknowledge the nation's intense problem with food safety.
Buildings that look to that ancient, icy form for inspiration.
We hate to disappoint, but banning BBQ won't do much.
A crippling cyber attack that shuts down our power grid and poisons our water? Not so impossible anymore.
They capture the spirit of transit in a way no photo could.
Rumor has it the Chinese government is considering moving its capital to Xinyang, a small city in Henan Province.
Because of global urbanization, the number of people exposed to catastrophic levels of pollution is growing exponentially.
"We're creating a huge urban underclass of people who can’t function in the society."
The municipal government can only do so much without support at the national level.
Typically, the Chinese press tries to put the best spin on Beijing's pollution. But the national media covered "airpocalypse" with startling frankness.
There are serious cultural reference points to be found in China's obsession with 'duplitecture.'
Climate Desk lays out the contents of China's air pollution.
Air pollution has been particularly bad in China this week, with levels nine times above what the U.S. considers "unsafe."
Pollution has reached an all-time high, reminding us that China's economic growth has come at the cost of environmental disaster.
Dr. Dan Xiao battles attitudes toward tobacco that more closely resemble the U.S. of the 1940s or '50s.
Two activists talk about creating leafy green escapes among the high rises of Beijing and Hong Kong.
With an end-of-year expansion, it is now the world's longest subway system.