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China renews blue alert for sandstorms

The national weather observatory continued its blue alert for sandstorms on Wednesday, forecasting wind and dust for north China. From Wednesday evening to Thursday, parts of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi and Xinjiang will be affected by the dust, said … Continue reading

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Beijing Experiences First Big Sandstorm of 2018; High Pollution Levels Leave Beijingers Dismayed

Beijingers woke up to extremely thick haze and PM10 levels of over 2,000 this morning (Mar 28) as a sandstorm settled over the capital. Though pollution levels have crept back gradually since Spring Festival, following one of the best winters … 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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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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Website on air quality launched; asthma sufferers to benefit

Asthma sufferers will now be able to monitor which areas to avoid during days of dust storms through the http://www.adairquality.ae website. The website provides real time data on air quality in the emirate. Dust storms can trigger asthmatic attacks if … Continue reading

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Worst sandstorm in four years engulfs Israel as heavy air pollution recorded across country

Heavy haze from sandstorms in the Negev area engulfed most parts of Israel on Monday, limiting visibility to approximately a kilometer. Conditions are expected to improve on Monday evening. The Environment Ministry issued a statement warning of high levels of … Continue reading

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Smog and sandstorm engulf China’s capital

Air quality in China’s capital, Beijing, has once again hit serious levels, with thick smog and a sandstorm blanketing the city. State news agency Xinhua, quoting officials, said the pollution levels were “dangerous”. Beijing’s environment agency blamed large amounts of … Continue reading

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