Tag Archives: United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Middle East conflict ‘drastically altered’ air pollution levels in region – study

War, humanitarian catastrophe and economic crises in the Middle East have drastically altered air pollution levels in the region, according to a new study. In major cities across Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Egypt, the levels of nitrogen oxides have dropped … Continue reading

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The grey area over air pollution

Statistics recently released by the World Bank claim the UAE has the highest mean average of air pollutants of any other country on the list, including China and India. But how have these figures been gathered, and are they reliable? … Continue reading

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UAE questions damning World Bank report into air quality

The Ministry of Environment and Water has said his department is in contact with the World Bank over its report that said the UAE has the worst air pollution in the world. The recently-published World Bank’s The Little Green Data … Continue reading

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Countries with the worst air pollution ranked by World Health Organisation

THERE are some countries in the world where the air is so polluted you can forget about coming home with a healthy holiday glow.   The World Health Organization (WHO) released its 2014 report into global air pollution with some … Continue reading

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UAE experts call for more awareness of air pollution

ABU DHABI // Air quality in the UAE is generally good – but the issue will probably need more attention as the country grows, a prominent researcher has said. “There are national guidelines and most pollutants are within these standards … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Sharjah as toxic as in Beijing, survey shows

Air pollution in Sharjah on some days reaches the same toxic levels as notoriously smog-ridden cities such as Beijing, Tokyo and Mexico City. Scientists studying air quality in the emirate found pollutants including ethane, propane, acetylene, benzene, butane and toluene. … Continue reading

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