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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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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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Heavy dust pollution follows heat wave

After Wednesday’s sweltering heat subsided, the country enjoyed significantly cooler temperatures on Thursday but endured heavy dust for much of the day. A hazy Thursday followed a daylong heat wave in which temperatures rose to 44° Celsius in some areas … 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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Very good air quality levels on Yom Kippur across Israel

As cars disappeared from the roads and bicycles sailed through the highways instead, air quality levels were very good throughout Yom Kippur, the Environmental Protection Ministry reported on Sunday. The plunge in air pollution was particularly prominent in the big … Continue reading

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