Tag: air pollution
Life World 24.11.22 | 11:37

EU reports 238,000 premature deaths in 2020 due to air pollution

At least 238,000 people in the European Union died prematurely in 2020 due to exposure to airborne pollutants despite an improvement in air quality, according to new data released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Thursday. Analysis by the agency showed that air pollution is “the largest...

World 23.11.22 | 11:40

Iran to close schools in Tehran over of high air pollution

All schools in the Iranian capital of Tehran will close for a day because of dangerously poor air quality, the country’s state television reported on Tuesday, AP reports. Primary schools have been closed for the past two days in Tehran, which has over 10 million residents, but now, increasing pollution...

Macedonia 04.01.22 | 20:17

Alarming air pollution recorded in Strumica tonight, as in Skopje, Tetovo, Kumanovo, Kavadarci…

Alarming air pollution recorded in Strumica tonight, where poisonous 470 micrograms per cubic meter were measured. The people of Strumica are suffocating, and the situation is nothing better in the bigger cities throughout Macedonia. Skopje is currently the 13th most polluted city in the world on the...

Macedonia 27.12.21 | 10:34

VMRO: Silegov blames others for the air pollution problem in Skopje after doing nothing for four years to resolve it

VMRO-DPMNE called out the former Mayor of Skopje Petre Silegov for his criticism of the winter spike in air pollution. After several windy and relatively clear weeks, these past few days the wind stopped and Skopje, where most individual houses use wood and coal for heating, is again among the most polluted...

Macedonia 26.12.21 | 17:44

Two months after being voted out of office, Silegov attacks Mayor Arsovska over the air pollution problem in Skopje

Two months after losing badly in the Skopje mayoral race, former Mayor Petre Silegov tried to come back to the political arena with a comment aimed at Mayor Danela Arsovska. Yesterday evening Silegov shared the current air pollution level – typically high in a winter evening – with the comment...

Macedonia Health 22.11.21 | 09:31

Dr. Dokic: N95 face masks provide protection of almost 100% against the coronavirus, but also against air pollution

Air pollution in combination with Covid-19 is a blow that can be seriously prevented by wearing face masks, but not just any mask. Dr. Dejan Dokic explained on the “25 minutes”  show on TV24 in which cases the face masks protect us. In relation to the Covid-19 epidemic and the protection...

Macedonia 16.11.21 | 09:16

Skopje today is the second most polluted capital in Europe

Skopje today is the second most polluted capital in Europe. According to estimates by the International Index, 162 micrograms of PM 2.5 particles were measured in the air. Categorized as unhealthy air, at this stage according to experts the consequences appear in citizens with respiratory problems and...

Macedonia 30.10.21 | 15:10

New wave of air pollution in Skopje

The heating season has just started, and air quality in Skopje is already very bad. The air pollution exceeds the allowed limits and warns that we have a long winter ahead of us in which we will deal again with the old pollution problems. Namely, last night a high level of suspended PM 10 particles was...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 17:20

Mickovski: Everyone in the government is responsible for the poisoning

Everyone in the government is responsible for the poisoning, writes political analyst Ivor Mickovski on Facebook, sharing news in which former Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angjusev, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov say that citizens are responsible for the poisoning and that they...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 19:30

“Air pollution in Skopje will increase by 30 percent until 2025”

Air pollution in Skopje will increase by 30 percent until 2025 unless something is done quickly, the Eko Svest environmental group said today. The group is calling for a ban on the use of coal for heating over winter, limits on the movement of vehicles in the center of the city and strict bans on vehicles...

Macedonia 21.01.21 | 20:51

Bitola, Kumanovo and Tetovo under suffocating air pollution

Air pollution levels have spiked noticeably in the past days, as the poor weather conditions and the colder weather have kept a permanent cloud of smog and dirt over many cities in Macedonia. Bitola is among the worst affected cities today, with 377 micrograms of PM10 particles per cubic meter of air....

Macedonia 23.12.20 | 22:22

Kavadarci records the worst levels of air pollution this evening, Skopje close behind

Kavadarci recorded the worst levels of air pollution this evening, as the winter smog period is intensifying. Measuring stations in the industrial city recorded 470 micrograms of PM10 particles per cubic meter of air. Skopje is closely behind, with 362 micrograms measured in its badly polluted eastern...

Macedonia 25.11.20 | 12:54

Tetovo tops list of most polluted cities in the world in mid-2020

Tetovo tops the list of most polluted cities in the world, published on Numbeo’s online data base offering information on pollution, costs of living in the countries and the cities, healthcare protection, crime and traffic. The list is compiled according to the pollution index in the middle of...

Macedonia 12.11.20 | 21:10

Macedonian cities have air pollution levels as much as nine times above the maximum limit

Skopje, Kavadarci, Gostivar, Veles, Kumanovo and Tetovo all have air pollution levels well above the maximum allowed limit. Kavardarci yesterday had an evening concentration of PM-10 particles nine times above the limit. Gostivar was seven times above the limit, while Lisice, the eastern Skopje suburb...

Macedonia 11.11.20 | 21:06

With the smog season starting early, VMRO asks SDSM mayors what is their plan to fight air pollution?

With air pollution levels in Skopje’s densely populated Aerodrom district 4 to 5 times above the maximum allowed limits this evening, VMRO-DPMNE called on teh ruling SDSM party and Aerodrom Mayor Zlatko Marin to explain what their plan is to counter the problem. Marin and Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov,...

Macedonia 29.10.20 | 21:41

Huge air pollution levels expected to exacerbate the Covid-19 crisis

Growing levels of air pollution are about to add to the dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, warned Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. Macedonian cities, where most of the households use wood and coal for heating, suffer from chronic levels of air pollution each winter, and Filipce said that the PM10...

Macedonia 29.10.20 | 09:13

VMRO-DPMNE to hold protests in five cities against air pollution

VMRO-DPMNE is holding Thursday protests in five cities due to high air pollution. The protests will start at 19 h and will take place in Skopje (in front of the Government building), Bitola, Strumica, Tetovo and Kumanovo. The SDSM government continues with its irresponsible policy regarding the most...

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 11:25

Environmental genocide: Increased air pollution registered in Skopje

A high level of PM10 particles in the air was registered last night in the capital. At some of the measuring stations in Skopje, air pollution reached over 260 PM10 particles. For a week now, there has been a trend of increasing level of PM particles in the air, and this was confirmed by the Ministry...

Macedonia 16.05.20 | 15:01

Life for all with Alpine Air

Late Friday afternoon, Skopje climbed to the top of the list of the most polluted capitals in the world. In the middle of spring, when temperatures are above average due to the African wave that hit the country, as well as in a state of emergency when many employees are still working from home, the...

Macedonia 15.05.20 | 17:56

Skopje is again one of the worst polluted cities in the world

Skopje was again one of the worst polluted cities in the world, as estimated by the Air Quality Index, which placed the Macedonian capital second behind the Chinese city of Chengdu. The ranking is a surprise – Skopje is regularly listed among the cities with worst air pollution in the world, but...

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