Environment

New Delhi targets older diesel vehicles to clear up choking smog

Commuters make their way amidst smog on a flyover in New Delhi, November 1, 2016/ REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
08 Nov 2016
Authorities in New Delhi began revoking licenses for thousands of older diesel vehicles on Tuesday and halted construction work on the underground rail network, as air pollution remained several times over the safety limit despite easing...
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What is the most polluted city on Earth right now?

A Delhi policeman stands guard at the war memorial India Gate engulfed in a thick smog in New Delhi, India, on November 6, 2016.
07 Nov 2016
Fresh air doesn't exist in New Delhi at the moment.   India's capital is choking under off-the-charts smog, with some parts of the city reporting levels almost five times those considered "unhealthy" by the US...
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Sanctions threaten Iran climate efforts: vice president

Iran's vice-president and environment minister, Massoumeh Ebtekar, speaks to an AFP journalist during an interview in the capital Tehran on October 29, 2016 
30 Oct 2016
Iran's vice president and environment chief, Massoumeh Ebtekar, has told AFP that the West's failure to fully implement the nuclear deal and lift sanctions are endangering her country's efforts to meet climate targets.  ...
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Perth Zoo's Puan the orangutan becomes oldest in world

27 Oct 2016
An orangutan at Perth Zoo has been named the world's oldest Sumatran orangutan in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records, as she celebrated her 60th birthday on Thursday, a zoo spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday. Puan...
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Air pollution can affect blood pressure: study

25 Oct 2016
Long-term exposure to urban air pollution incrementally increases the risk of high blood pressure, according to a study released Tuesday of more than 41,000 European city-dwellers.  Constant noise pollution — especially traffic...
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Alexandria zoo to undergo LE7 million development project

25 Oct 2016
Alexandria Zoo will be closed for 15 days from Monday due to restoration and development work, said zoo director Eman Mekhaimar.   The decision was made by Ibrahim Saleh, President of the General Authority for Veterinary Services, in...
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Nearly 200 nations agree binding deal to cut greenhouse gases

16 Oct 2016
Nearly 200 nations hammered out a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a Rwandan minister announced to loud cheers on Saturday, in a major step against climate change.   The...
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Done deal: Paris climate pact to enter into force

07 Oct 2016
A hard-fought climate rescue pact concluded last December in the French capital will enter into legal force next month, earlier than expected, after record-fast country ratifications hailed by observers Wednesday.   The Paris...
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Second oil spill appears in Ras Ghareb in under a month

01 Oct 2016
An oil spill has polluted the coast around the Red Sea city of Ras Ghareb, the second such spill in the area in the past month. Informed sources from the Red Sea governorate say the oil spill was noticed several days ago by Environment...
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Over 90% of world breathing poor quality air: WHO

30 Sep 2016
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the...
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