Category Archives: Middle East

Carburetor motorcycles cause 19% of air pollution in Tehran: official

There are around 2 million motorcycles in Tehran and the carburetor ones are causing a great deal of pollution relatively speaking, Tasnim quoted Masoud Zandi as saying. While only 30 days are reported as polluted or mildly polluted on average … Continue reading

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Dust Storms Blanket Khuzestan, Western Iran

Schools were closed across parts of Iran amid severe dust storms that prompted officials to release “red alert” warnings as the concentration of dust and particles in the air has soared above safe levels. Several cities in the oil-rich province … Continue reading

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Flouting the law aggravating air pollution, killing thousands 

The winter is coming and once more days of choking smog are awaiting city dwellers in metropolises of Iran. A great deal of air pollution in Tehran and other big cities is blamed on a phenomenon called inversion. Inversions occur … Continue reading

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Over 4,800 die from air pollution in Tehran in 2016

A total of 4,810 people died as a result of air pollution in the Iranian Capital of Tehran over a one-year period, according to Health Officials. Air pollution in Tehran was the most dangerous in the country due to the … Continue reading

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Pollution linked to one in six deaths 

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and … Continue reading

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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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