Category Archives: Middle East

Only Euro-5 Vehicles Will Be Registered in 2019 

Only Euro-5-compliant vehicles will be registered as of March 2019, the head of the Department of Environment said. “Since 2014-15, the government only allows vehicles with Euro-4-compliant engines to be registered and this will continue until 2019-20 when the emission … Continue reading

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Vehicle inspection system becomes stricter

Cars are now being checked up stricter in vehicle inspection centers across the country with a focus on catalyst inspection and emissions control, the deputy chief of Iran’s Department of Environment said. Prior to this, the inspection of vehicles was … Continue reading

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Air pollution from vehicles kills 1,100 Israelis a year, new data shows 

Main culprits are older trucks, buses and vans running on diesel engines, Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry claims Air pollution from vehicles kills about 1,100 people in Israel every year and accounts for roughly half of all deaths from air pollution, … Continue reading

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Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production: Hardest-hit areas are big solar investors: China, India, Arabian peninsula 

Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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Excessive air pollution from South to North

South winds carried sand and dust from Sinai that covered most of the country; An Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to Ben Gurion Airport had to turn back due to the unusual amount of dust in the air. The smog … Continue reading

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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good 

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading

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Which cities have the worst air pollution levels in the world?

Air pollution hit the headlines earlier this week after it was reported that levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for a brief period on Monday. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), London is just a … Continue reading

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