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Air pollution in Turkey’s Bursa reaches alarming levels

Air pollution in the western province of Bursa has reached alarming levels, posing risks to human health, the latest data from the Environment and Urbanization Ministry’s Air Quality Index has shown. The rising consumption of coal due to winter plays … Continue reading

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Urban air pollution: What are the main sources across the world? 

Particulate matter (PM) in the air can enter the human body, affecting the cardiovascular system as well as other major organs. Chronic exposure leads to a number of health risks. Researchers have identified the main categories of PM in urban air … Continue reading

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Istanbul and Safer Streets and Air Pollution

After years of intense traffic congestion, Istanbul began pedestrianizing its Historic Peninsula in 2005, prioritizing walkability and improving local air quality. Motorized vehicle emissions are a primary cause of air pollution and yield some of the most adverse impacts on … Continue reading

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Which city has the world’s worst traffic jams?

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta has the world’s worst traffic jams according to a new survey by Castrol, its 2014 Magnatec Stop-Start Index. Have sympathy for the city’s drivers, who were recorded as suffering 33,240 stop-starts per year, meaning they spent 27.22% of … Continue reading

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