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Gasping for air in Kabul

In winter, Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, is not for the faint-hearted—below-zero temperatures are not uncommon and snowfalls are frequent and sometimes heavy. With an average temperature of -1°C, January is the coldest month, with occasional drops to -25°C. Located at … Continue reading

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Air pollution becomes Afghanistan’s silent killer

From a distance, giant khaki blankets appear to smother Kabul’s spectacular mountainside. Visitors may even be enthralled by the phenomenon. Only when near the suburbs, however, do they realize the enveloping layer is thick smog of dirt and fumes. A … 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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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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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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