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.
From residences to gardens to installations, a look at the most compelling works of the year.
Propaganda theme parks, faux-Manhattan skylines, and more.
Also, Albuquerque is left vulnerable after outlawing barbed wire and a British ice cream-truck driver who rocked too hard is shut down.
The country's building boom has given rise to a look that's fresh but also uniquely Chinese.
Also, a California city outlaws never-ending going-out-of-business signs and a Tucson hotel welcomes back Rod Stewart.
Beijing's newest piece of starchitecture.
A Chinese supermarket giant has announced plans to build 1,000 "virtual" supermarkets.
The big concerns are much the same as in America: inequality, problems with the government, and the rising price of goods.