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Only Euro-5 Vehicles Will Be Registered in 2019 

Only Euro-5-compliant vehicles will be registered as of March 2019, the head of the Department of Environment said. “Since 2014-15, the government only allows vehicles with Euro-4-compliant engines to be registered and this will continue until 2019-20 when the emission … Continue reading

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Vehicle inspection system becomes stricter

Cars are now being checked up stricter in vehicle inspection centers across the country with a focus on catalyst inspection and emissions control, the deputy chief of Iran’s Department of Environment said. Prior to this, the inspection of vehicles was … Continue reading

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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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