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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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Excessive air pollution from South to North

South winds carried sand and dust from Sinai that covered most of the country; An Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to Ben Gurion Airport had to turn back due to the unusual amount of dust in the air. The smog … Continue reading

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Air pollution levels high as sandstorm envelopes Israel

Due to the heavy pollution levels, the Environmental Protection Ministry advised that sensitive population members, including those with heart and lung conditions, the elderly, children and pregnant As a sandstorm blurred  visibility and engulfed much of Israel on Monday, air … 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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Gov’t plan tackles air pollution caused by commuter traffic

$1.52 million program promotes getting to work on public transportation • Tel Aviv’s bike sharing service to be expanded, shuttles will run between train stations and business centers • Initiative expected to eliminate over 300,000 car trips annually. Is there … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv deputy mayor calls for swift action against air pollution from transportation

In light of the air pollution plaguing dense urban areas like Tel Aviv, the deputy mayor of the municipality has appealed to the environmental protection and transportation ministers for urgent solutions to this public health hazard. “Transportation is a major … Continue reading

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Air pollution levels spike following Lag Ba’omer

Following two days of Lag Ba’omer bonfires, most air pollution monitoring stations throughout the country recorded markedly increased concentrations of respirable particles, the Environmental Protection Ministry reported on Monday. Respirable particle concentrations achieved peak levels between 9 p.m. on Sunday … Continue reading

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