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Air pollution can put a dent in solar power

Air pollution, especially in urban areas, can significantly reduce the power output from solar panels, and needs to be considered when design solar installations in or near cities. Ian Marius Peters, now an MIT research scientist, was working on solar … Continue reading

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Dhaka maintains its rank as 2nd most polluted city in the world

The Bangladesh’s capital scored 218 in Air Quality Index Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka remains as the second most polluted city in the world. Dhaka scored 218 in the US Air Quality Index (AQI) around 9am on Thursday. The air was classified … Continue reading

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Here are some of the world’s worst cities for air quality 

Trying to get away from airborne ammonia? Don’t linger in Lagos or Delhi. If you’re bent on avoiding ozone, you might want to add Beijing, Karachi, and Los Angeles to your list. These are some of the cities with the … 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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Move over Beijing, New Delhi has the world’s worst air pollution

New Delhi has been dubbed the worst city for air pollution on Earth. According to air quality levels measured in 2014 by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1,600 different cities around the globe, the Indian capital city of New … Continue reading

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World Environment Day 2014: Top Five Most Polluted Countries

To celebrate the World Environment Day on 5 June, a day designated by the UN to raise awareness of environmental issues, IBTimes UK looks at some of the countries with the highest rates of pollution. According to World Health Organisation WHO … Continue reading

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Can Dhaka Get a Handle on Its Air Pollution?

A placard hangs outside the Rashid Autobricks factory in this fast-growing megacity. It reads, “No more pollution! We must survive and allow the next generation to survive.” The sign was put up by humanitarian groups protesting the more than 500 … Continue reading

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Dhaka is named the least liveable city

Dhaka has been rated as the least liveable location among the 140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Global Livability Survey released yesterday found the Bangladeshi capital downgrading one step from the rank of second worst city to … Continue reading

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