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Iran: Unprecedented Death Toll, Due to Air Pollution in the Capital City

Tehran is currently engulfed in thick, yellow smog, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of people. The noxious cloud has surrounded the city for almost a week now; due to the public health risk, officials ordered the schools closed last … Continue reading

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As a Noxious Smog Descends, Tehran Tries to Ignore It

This week, as a yellow blanket of smog settled in for what is typically a winter-long stay, Reza Shajiee, a prominent hipster socialite, posted a picture of himself on Instagram wearing a gas mask under his motorcycle helmet. The text … Continue reading

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Schools shut in Tehran over air pollution

Officials in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have ordered the closure of kindergartens and elementary schools for a second consecutive day as heavy pollution continues to blanket the city of some 12 million. Members of Tehran’s Air Pollution Emergency Committee decided … Continue reading

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To stop crippling air pollution, Iranians do car-free Tuesdays

Cities in Iran are some of the most polluted in the world. It’s estimated that 27 people a day die in Tehran from the low quality of air. Mohammad Bakhtiari, 25, from Arak decided he couldn’t take it anymore, and … Continue reading

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Tehran air pollution at alarming levels

Air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has reached an alarming level once again, prompting authorities to shut down kindergartens and primary schools. َAccording to secretary of Tehran’s Air Pollution Emergency Committee, Mohammad Hadi Heidarzadeh, kindergartens and primary schools in the … 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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Air Pollution Is Causing Iran to Cancel Soccer Games and Keep Kids Home From School 

The air in the Iranian capital of Tehran has gotten so hazardous, the government is now canceling school, banning outdoor sports, and urging all who can to stay inside. Tehran’s air quality index hovered around 159 on Wednesday — which … Continue reading

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Iranian football matches postponed as air pollution soars 

Tehran authorities say residents should refrain from all sports activities as pollution reaches more than twice accepted levels Two football matches in Iran’s top league were postponed on Sunday as air pollution of more than twice the acceptable level persisted … Continue reading

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