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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 more deadly in Africa than malnutrition or dirty water, study warns 

Annual human and economic cost of tainted air runs to 712,000 lost lives and £364bn, finds Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Africa’s air pollution is causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition, and could develop into … Continue reading

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Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO 

Nine out of 10 people on the planet breathe polluted air, even outdoors, the World Health Organisation said. Some 92% of the population live in places where air pollution exceeds WHO limits, which can contribute to lung cancer, heart disease, … Continue reading

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The global air pollution ‘blindspot’ affecting 1 billion people 

More than 100 of the world’s poorest and most poorly governed countries have no or limited monitoring of the polluted air their citizens are breathing More than 1 billion people live in countries that do not monitor the air they … 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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How does London’s air pollution compare to other cities? 

While the UK issues a weather warning over Saharan dust cloud, over 1,500 cities around the world have a higher level of pollution Despite its reputation as a smog-filled metropolis affected by air pollution, dust from the Sahara and other … Continue reading

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Where is the world’s most polluted city? 

Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people, mostly in cities, every year. That’s more than HIV, malaria and influenza combined – yet the sparse coverage of official data means many cities are not even monitored Every day, hundreds of millions … 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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