Category Archives: Middle East

Air pollution shuts schools in Tehran

Deputy Tehran provincial governor said on Sunday that due to dangerous air pollution the school in the Iranian capital will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. The schools have remained closed since yesterday for air pollution. The school week in … Continue reading

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Iran: Air pollution kills over 20,000 people a year

Air pollution in Iran has killed 20,800 people during 2021, an official announced yesterday. “Iran recorded 20,800 deaths last year due to air pollution-related diseases,” the head of Air Quality and Climate Change at Iran’s environment ministry, Abbas Shahsavani, told Etemadonline, adding that … Continue reading

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Anthropogenic air pollution more significant than desert dust: In the Middle East, more than 90 percent of the fine aerosol particles that are detrimental to health and the climate originate from human-made sources

In the Middle East, more than 90 percent of the fine aerosol particles that are detrimental to health and the climate originate from human-made sources At the beginning of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the Middle … Continue reading

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Major cities blighted by nitrogen dioxide pollution, research finds

Shanghai, Moscow and Tehran have the highest levels of NO2 pollution, according to the research Cities in relatively prosperous countries are blighted by serious levels of air pollution from nitrogen dioxide, often without realising the extent of the problem, research has … Continue reading

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Iraq faces an increasing number of severe dust storms

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a severe dust storm in Iraq. Dust storms are most common in this region in the late spring and summer, triggered by seasonal winds such as the “shamal” that blows … Continue reading

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Schools Shut in Tehran Due to Air Pollution

The province of Tehran’s local officials made a belated decision to close kindergartens and elementary schools on Sunday morning to protect children from a thick smog of pollution hanging in the air.   “High school students should be prevented from … Continue reading

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Smog smothers Beirut at the start of Spring

Beirut’s air quality is a consistent problem, creating long-term health risks for its residents. A heavy cloud of smog smothered Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut this week, with air pollutant levels reaching a high of 9.5 times the WHO recommended air … Continue reading

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Harmful air pollution now affects 99 per cent of everyone on Earth

Almost everyone on Earth lives in areas with harmful levels of air pollution that breach new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO). The official figure is that 99 per cent of the world’s population is affected, up from 90 … Continue reading

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