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Low-Emission Zone now operational in downtown Haifa; Israel’s first; initially targeting heavy diesels

Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) and Haifa Municipality have begun operating a low-emission zone (LEZ). As of 2 February 2018, polluting heavy diesel vehicles were no longer allowed in downtown Haifa. These buses and trucks must install a particulate … 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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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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Air pollution levels high as sandstorm envelopes Israel

Due to the heavy pollution levels, the Environmental Protection Ministry advised that sensitive population members, including those with heart and lung conditions, the elderly, children and pregnant As a sandstorm blurred  visibility and engulfed much of Israel on Monday, air … Continue reading

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Air pollution levels up as sandstorm blows into Israel 

High air pollution levels continued to impact the Center and South of Israel on Wednesday morning, after a strong southeasterly wind flow spurred a dust transport to Israel from Saudi Arabia and Jordan the day before. While the air pollution … Continue reading

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Dust storm moves into Israel bringing high levels of air pollution 

The Environment Protection Ministry said on Tuesday that air pollution levels in Israel were high due to a dust storm that moved into the region from the east. The Ministry recommended that people with breathing conditions, the elderly, children, and … Continue reading

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Urban Air Pollution No Worse in Israel Than in Europe, Ministry Says 

The high level of air pollution in Israeli cities is caused mainly by motor vehicles, but the air quality isn’t any worse than in large cities in Europe and Canada, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Ministry. Air … Continue reading

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Air pollution costs European economies US$ 1.6 trillion a year in diseases and deaths, new WHO study says

A staggering US$ 1.6 trillion is the economic cost of the approximate 600 000 premature deaths and of the diseases caused by air pollution in the WHO European Region in 2010, according to the first-ever study of these costs conducted … Continue reading

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