pollution

Tel Aviv implements electric road pilot program

The pilot is part of a larger push by the city to reduce air pollution. City officials believe that electric roads could have a major impact.

21/09/2020
Air pollution levels associated with coronavirus deaths, new study finds

“If you’re exposed to a viral infection or a bacterial infection and at the same time are exposed to air pollution, that infection is more likely to become severe.”

14/09/2020
INTO THE SEA: Ezer Fishler, from the environmental group Zalul, kneels beside sewage flow.
Half of a Paraguay lagoon turns purple as the other stays blue

A new highway bridge divided the lagoon in half. "Three months ago, thousands of fish began to die. The smell was unbearable."

'Low Emission Zone' helps reduce air pollution in Haifa

Over the past two years, since the introduction of a a "Low Emission Zone" in the city, which forbids the entrance of Diesel powered vehicles into the town hall.

By OMRI RON
27/08/2020
Pharmaceutical residuals found polluting marine life on Israel's coasts

Unlike other pollutants, pharmaceuticals, which are not fully metabolized in the body, are designed to affect biological systems in even very small amounts.

20/08/2020
Backpack volunteers gather data showing pollution rising after lockdowns

Data from volunteers and other sources recorded falls in pollution after curbs came into force, but eased restrictions have seen pollution start to climb back.

By REUTERS
02/07/2020
Unexpectedly clearer air during plague days

On March 15, guidelines were issued regarding the closure of all educational institutions and a significant reduction in manpower in the workplace. After March 17, pollution levels dropped noticeably.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
02/04/2020
Air pollution plunges in European cities amid coronavirus lockdown

Nitrogen dioxide, a noxious gas emitted by cars, power plants and factories, is blamed for some respiratory and heart conditions.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
World could witness 'huge backlash' in pollution after outbreak

The warning was delivered by Dr. Orr Karassin, a senior lecturer at the Open University of Israel, based on evidence from the 2008 global financial crisis.

26/03/2020
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