Tehran’s air pollution

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  • Tehran’s air pollution mitigation needs $4 billion 2019-12-04 19:27

    Tehran’s air pollution mitigation needs $4 billion

    TEHRAN – The Municipality of Tehran has prepared a comprehensive plan to mitigate air pollution in the metropolis, based on which a total budget of 174 trillion rials (nearly $4 billion) is required over the course of four years.

  • Polluted air in Iran sends over 12,800 citizens to hospitals 2019-12-01 18:21

    Polluted air in Iran sends over 12,800 citizens to hospitals

    TEHRAN – Air pollution has caused respiratory and cardiac problems for residents of big cities of the country over the past few days, sending 12,838 people to hospitals, Pir-Hossein Kolivand, head of Emergency Medical Services Organization said.

  • Tehraners breathe 18 days of foul air in summer: report 2019-09-28 11:38

    Tehraners breathe 18 days of foul air in summer: report

    TEHRAN – Tehran air quality index (AQI) reached an unhealthy level of pollution for 18 days during summer, according to a report published by the Tehran Air Quality Control Company.

  • Tehran’s traffic jam drops by 52% 2019-09-16 19:08

    Tehran’s traffic jam drops by 52%

    TEHRAN – Traffic congestion in the traffic zones of Tehran has declined by 52 percent over the Iranian calendar month of Mordad (July 23-August 22) compared to the same period last year, according to the data released by the Tehran Traffic Control Company.

  • DOE strongly rejects reproduction of carbureted motorcycles 2019-07-31 21:43

    DOE strongly rejects reproduction of carbureted motorcycles

    TEHRAN – While the production of carbureted-engine motorcycles has come to a halt in the country, some motorcycle manufacturing companies are trying to put the highly polluting vehicles into production again, but the Department of Environment (DOE) strongly opposed.

  • 25% of cars failed inspection tests in Tehran 2019-07-28 21:34

    25% of cars failed inspection tests in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Some 25 percent of vehicles which referred to technical inspection centers in Tehran to receive inspection stickers have failed the tests due to producing high level of emissions, managing director of Tehran Vehicle Inspection Company affiliated to Tehran Municipality has said.

  • $285m from traffic taxes earmarked to curb air pollution 2019-07-16 21:41

    $285m from traffic taxes earmarked to curb air pollution

    TEHRAN – A total budget of 12 trillion rials (about $285 million) from traffic tax income has been allocated to curb air pollution in the metropolis of Tehran, YJC news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Carbureted motorcycles main source of ozone pollutants in Tehran 2019-07-12 18:20

    Carbureted motorcycles main source of ozone pollutants in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Following consistent ozone pollution in Tehran’s hot season, motorcycles running on carbureted engines are considered as the main contributors to air pollution, Khabaronline reported on Wednesday.

  • ‘Vehicle inspection curbs air pollution up to 25%’ 2019-07-10 22:05

    ‘Vehicle inspection curbs air pollution up to 25%’

    TEHRAN – Vehicle inspection can contribute to air pollution mitigation by 15 to 25 percent, Tehran City Council member, Arash Milani, said.

  • Summer heats foster air pollution spikes in Tehran 2019-07-09 11:39

    Summer heats foster air pollution spikes in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehraners breathed foul air not experiencing a single day of clean air since the beginning of summer (June 22), Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

  • ‘Trees, vegetation not a solution to urban air pollution’ 2019-06-30 20:29

    ‘Trees, vegetation not a solution to urban air pollution’

    TEHRAN – Many facts indicate that, contrary to the public impression of particles and emissions are absorbed and filtered by trees and plants in cities, there is no significant effect on the reduction of pollutants at a city scale, Mohammad Reza Momeni, an expert in the field of air pollution and climate change told ISNA on Saturday.

  • Air pollution responsible for 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran 2019-06-23 18:37

    Air pollution responsible for over 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Some 4,000 to 5,000 of people residing in the country’s capital lose their lives per year due to air pollution, according to statistics published by the ministry of health.

  • Iran observes national environment week 2019-06-09 20:53

    Iran observes national environment week

    TEHRAN – The national environment week is being observed in the country from June 9-15, a few days after World Environment Day held annually on June 5, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Tehran mayor calls on universities to cooperate on proper waste management 2019-01-20 22:54

    Tehran mayor calls on universities to cooperate on proper waste management

    TEHRAN – Pirouz Hanachi, Tehran’s mayor, has called on academics to cooperate on waste management, which has turned into the capital’s main challenge along with air pollution, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Bike-sharing scheme gets underway in Tehran 2018-12-12 16:57

    Bike-sharing scheme gets underway in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Bike-sharing scheme, proposed by an Iranian startup through a system based on Internet of Things (IoT), has started to be implemented in the capital, YJC reported on Wednesday.

  • ‘Responsible bodies blame-shifting keeps air pollution alive’ 2018-12-01 22:34

    Blame-shifting keeps air pollution continuing: councilor

    TEHRAN – Different bodies and organizations constantly try to shift the blame for the country’s severe air pollution to each other, keeping the current situation of air pollution alive, Tehran city councilor has said.

  • ‘Closing industries rather than schools would tackle pollution’ 2018-11-03 20:13

    ‘Closing industries rather than schools would tackle pollution’

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) planned to halt industries and activities emitting the most pollutants to contributing to Tehran’s air pollution rather than closing schools, during the second half of the current year (September 2018- March, 2019), Tehran’s DOE chief has said.