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Tag Archives: Turkey
Major cities blighted by nitrogen dioxide pollution, research finds
Shanghai, Moscow and Tehran have the highest levels of NO2 pollution, according to the research Cities in relatively prosperous countries are blighted by serious levels of air pollution from nitrogen dioxide, often without realising the extent of the problem, research has … Continue reading
Many Turkish cities hit air pollution limits, warns Greenpeace
Noting that many Turkish provinces have reached the “air pollution limits of 2022” in just four months, independent global environmental network Greenpeace said, “human lives could be in danger.” The organization highlighted that the duration for PM10 pollution should not … Continue reading
Turkey’s 13 cities had ‘high air pollution’ in 2020
The aptly titled “Dark Report” from the non-profit Right to Clean Air Platform (THHP) based in Turkey paints a gloomy picture of air pollution in Turkey. The report, based on data from pollution measurement stations, says 13 provinces out of … Continue reading
Balkan countries are source of most of SO2 emissions in Europe
Ukraine, Turkey and the Western Balkans topped the European charts in 2019 across all types of air pollutants from coal-fired thermal power plants, Ember found. Furthermore, over half of entire SO2 emissions originated in Southeastern Europe. Coal power air pollution … Continue reading
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
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
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
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