25 Nov '16, 7pm

China’s crazy smog-sucking vacuum tower is actually working. Air around it is 55% cleaner https://t.co/vmLIh3bA7i

UPDATE: However, there’s some debate over just how accurate the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s statistic is, and how effectively the smog-sucking tower really works. The Chinese Forum of Environmental Journalists (CFEJ) discussed another assessment of the tower. The best statistic gathered didn’t meet World Health Organization standards , according to CFEJ, for PM2.5 particles. They said ultimately the tower is very limited in scope. They suggested the tower be renamed the “Haze Warning Tower” instead, in keeping with Roosegaarde’s goal of raising awareness, as the government, scientists, or entrepreneurs seek better solutions to address China’s air pollution issue.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/chinas-crazy-smog-sucking-vacuum-tow...

Tweets

China's crazy smog-sucking vacuum tower is actu...

inhabitat.com 25 Nov '16, 5pm

Smog Free Tower By Studio Roosegaarde Full Width Tall Daan Roosegaarde's Smog Free Tower installation in China is actually...

China's crazy smog-sucking vacuum tower is actu...

inhabitat.com 23 Nov '16, 3pm

was especially inspired to tackle air pollution in China after a trip to Beijing around three years ago, when he noticed c...

This is incredible. An innovative smog-sucking ...

inhabitat.com 28 Nov '16, 8am

UPDATE: However, there’s some debate over just how accurate the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s statistic is, and h...

#WorldNews: Drought turns China’s largest fresh...

inhabitat.com 26 Nov '16, 12am

The startling images were circulated by China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua , and they tell a tale of one of the most dr...

#Construction completed on the world's second tallest building

#Construction completed on the world's second t...

inhabitat.com 28 Nov '16, 2am

The Shanghai tower broke ground back in 2008, as the third tower in the trio of skyscrapers located in Shanghai’s Lujiazui...

Announcing the 2016 Inhabitat Green Holiday Gif...

inhabitat.com 25 Nov '16, 2pm

We Inhabitat editors have been hard at work for the last few weeks scouring the internet for our favorite ethical and eco-...