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Polluted German cities see red over free public transport plan

air Pollution

Five test cities in Germany on Monday, February 26, 2018 opposed a plan to provide free public transport to improve air quality as unrealistic, despite pressure on Berlin to adhere to EU air pollution targets and avoid fines. “None of the municipalities has proposed completely free local public transport,’’ Bonn Mayor, Ashok Sridharan, said after discussions among the five cities ...

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1,000 students protest in Kathmandu against increasing air pollution

Air pollution

Nearly 1,000 students took to the streets of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 demanding cleaner air and pollution free environment. As part of the week-long Campaign for Clean Air Rights “Maskmandu,” youths and students participated in the symbolic protest in Ratnapark to raise awareness about alarming air pollution issue. Putting masks and carrying colorful placards, they chanted ...

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China expects heavy air pollution during Lunar New Year

China pollution

Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavourable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations. This condition will be so in spite of a ban on firecrackers in more than 400 cities, the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. “Some regions are likely to see heavy or even severe air pollution because ...

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Schools remain closed in Tehran due to alarming air pollution

Air pollution

Officials said kindergartens, schools and high schools in Iran’s capital Tehran remained closed for a third consecutive day on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 due to heavy air pollution. Tehran Province’s Air Pollution Exigency Committee decided in a meeting on Tuesday to keep kindergartens, primary schools and high schools shut on Wednesday. The air pollution in Tehran, with over 12 million ...

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Nepal to ban vehicles older than 20 years to tackle pollution

Air pollution

Nepal will ban from the roads vehicles older than 20 years across the country in a bid to control worsening air quality and to ease traffic congestion, officials said on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The government decision, which followed a similar campaign in the capital Kathmandu a year ago, will throw out around 5,000 ageing vehicles, including buses, trucks and ...

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Schools shut in Tehran due to alarming air pollution

Air pollution

Kindergartens, schools and high schools in Iran’s capital Tehran will remain closed for a third consecutive day on Wednesday due to heavy air pollution, local media reported on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Local media reported that Tehran Province’s Air Pollution Exigency Committee decided in a meeting on Tuesday to keep kindergartens, primary schools and high schools shut for another day ...

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UNEA-3 closes with global commitment to end pollution

pollution-free planet

The world on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 committed to a pollution-free planet at the close of the 3rd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) in Nairobi, with resolutions and pledges promising to improve the lives of billions across the globe by cleaning up our air, land and water. If every promise made in and around the summit is met, 1.49 billion more ...

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