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Traffic-clogged Cairo shifts sights to cycling 

Choked with high air pollution and chronic traffic congestion, the Egyptian capital is struggling to shed off this image. Cycling seems one key. Local authorities in Cairo, one of the world’s most populous cities, this week unveiled a project aimed … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘kills 600,000′ in Africa every year 

Every year, 600,00 people die prematurely from indoor air pollution in Africa, a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed.  According to UNEP, the continent’s reliance on the use of biomass for cooking, lighting and heating means that 90 … Continue reading

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Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities 

The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050 During these cold … Continue reading

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16.7% of 16,581 vehicles’ exhaust violating air quality standards 

An inspection by the Ministry of Environment of 16, 581 vehicles’ exhaust found that 2,727 of them (16.7 percent) exceed the emission limits, Youm7 reported Thursday. The ministry has suspended the vehicle licenses until the owners fix their cars. The … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst cities for air pollution

With thousands of people dying every year due to poor air quality in these cities, something must be done to alleviate the problem. This week it was reported that almost 9,500 people lose their lives each year in London due … Continue reading

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Epic Sandstorm Suffocates Middle East

For the third day in a row, the Middle East awoke Wednesday to the wind whipping and sand flying. And it’s only getting worse. A massive dust belt is moving from the Sahara Desert all the way up to Turkey, … Continue reading

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Air pollution indoors and outdoors high, threaten health and environment

The average Cairene inhales more than 20 times the acceptable level of air pollution every day, according to the World Health Organization. That means that every Cairo resident’s daily air pollution intake is akin to smoking a pack of cigarettes. … Continue reading

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