Tag: air pollution
Economy 10.12.19 | 21:41

Western Balkan coal plants breach of air pollution limits by as much as six times

Western Balkan countries breach air pollution limits for coal plants agreed with the Energy Community by as much as six times for one toxic substance, according to new research published today by CEE Bankwatch Network. According to the research, total sulphur dioxide emissions from coal plants in Serbia,...

Macedonia 06.12.19 | 22:56

110 times higher concentration of PM 10 than allowed – Kumanovo tonight

The municipality of Kumanovo this afternoon started an aerosolization procedure in the downtown area, a measure being taken to reduce air pollution. Aerosolization as a method has already been used on the territory of Kumanovo and has delivered results in reducing air pollution, Kumanovo Mayor Maksim...

Macedonia 05.12.19 | 17:08

Fresh protests against air pollution this weekend

On Saturday, Gjorce Petrov residents will protest against air pollution and the neglected landfill in Novo Selo. Citizens are constantly finding and posting photos of contaminants but are not satisfied with the measures. Eco-associations that took part in the mass march against air pollution submitted...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 09:48

Air pollution highest at Rektorat this morning

People in Skopje and most of Macedonia are suffocating in air pollution this morning as well. According to the measuring stations, although air pollution is lower than usual, it is still very harmful. This morning the most polluted area is Rektorat, followed by Kumanovo, Gjorce Petrov, Gazi Baba, Tetovo...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 09:59

Skopje among top 5 most polluted cities in the world

The Macedonian capital again suffocates in extreme air pollution and one can barely breathe outside. According to the World Air Quality Index, Skopje is among the top 5 most polluted cities on the planet. Previously Skopje was in the third position on air pollution, and then in the fifth position.

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 18:28

“Green Revolution” on the streets of Skopje, huge number of citizens march for clean air

A huge number of citizens gathered Friday in front of the Ministry of Environment in protest against air pollution. They marched on the Parliament building and the Government building. We, united civic activists from Skopje, Bitola, Tetovo, Gostivar, Strumica, Novo Selo, Struga,...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 09:58

Tetovo had the worst air pollution levels overnight, 20 times over the red line

Tetovo had the worst rate of air pollution in Macedonia overnight, its PM10 particles measuring stations registering over 800 micrograms per cubic meter. That is between 15 and 20 times higher than the maximum allowed concentration that is still considered safe. Throughout the day, before the furnaces...

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 12:01

Mickoski: They promised Alpine clean air, but delivered the most polluted air in the world

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski reminded what Zoran Zaev was saying about air pollution before he came to power. “Let’s breathe clean air, because there is no freedom and life without clean air”, these were the words of Zoran Zaev when they promised Alpine clean air and delivered...

Life 05.11.19 | 10:06

Kocani- most polluted city in Macedonia this morning

The measuring stations in the country show that this morning the air pollution is highest in Kocani, followed by Tetovo and Kumanovo, and then Miladinovci. 78 µg / m3 PM10 particles were measured in Kocani this morning, 45 µg / m3 in Tetovo, and 36 µg / m3 in Kumanovo.  

Economy 31.10.19 | 15:11

Zaev: Electric trams to curb air pollution in Skopje

As several cities across the country, most notably Skopje and Kumanovo, are hit by spiking air pollution, seven-member teams were set up to coordinate all the inspectorates in the country, including the Ministry of the Interior. The goal is, as Prime Minister Zaev explained at Thursday’s Q&A...

Macedonia 28.10.19 | 18:06

Silegov says mayors of Aracinovo, Cucer Sandevo and Petrovec are to blame for air pollution in Skopje

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov believes that some of the mayors of other municipalities around Skopje contributed to the enormous air pollution of the capital. He told Alfa that the local government could not cope with air pollution alone. This kind of public pressure will also have to be put on the mayors...

Macedonia 25.10.19 | 22:19

Spike in PM10 air pollution recorded in Kumanovo this evening

Macedonia has enjoyed a warm and sunny autumn so far, which has reduced the need for heating, but as the temperatures begin to go down, air pollution is creeping up. In Kumanovo, the PM10 measuring station recorded 1.028 micrograms of particulate matter per cubic meter of air this evening. It’s...

Macedonia 03.02.19 | 19:05

Macedonia is the most polluted country in the world, please clean the air

Macedonian documentary Honeyland won the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States. While receiving the prize at the closing ceremony of the festival this morning in Park City, Utah, producer Atanas Georgiev called on the Government of Macedonia to...

Macedonia 02.02.19 | 10:34

Still at the top: Skopje is the fourth most polluted city in the world this morning

This morning, Skopje was the fourth most polluted city in the world, according to AirVisual. The city of Delhi in India tops the list of most polluted cities in the world, while Lahore in Pakistan and Beijing in China are in the second and third place respectively. However, not only Skopje battles pollution....

Culture 01.02.19 | 10:17

Breath – movie about the horrendous levels of air pollution in Skopje

Radovan Petrovic began filming Breath – a movie that covers the problem of air pollution in Macedonia. Skopje was again one of the most polluted cities in the world this week, as the widespread use of wood and even solid waste for heating and lack of natural gas, causes acrid smoke over the city...

Macedonia 29.01.19 | 14:57

Initiative 02: Every day 9 people die in Macedonia due to air pollution!

Civic initiative 02 reacted on the social networks after the results of a research conducted at the Medical Faculty in Skopje which showed that for the first time in 30 years there is no difference between smokers and non-smokers.  For the first time in 30 years, a regular experiment this year showed...

Macedonia 29.01.19 | 10:51

No difference between smokers and non-smokers in Skopje anymore – everyone is intoxicated as if working in а lead smelter

“Your so-called measures did not bear fruit at all, and people in Centar [municipality] breathe cancerous air almost every day .” “We try to stop the plans that were adopted even many years ago when the mayor here came from your ranks.” “So, I want to remind the mayor of...

Health 26.12.18 | 15:28

A total of 1,600 people die from air pollution each year in Macedonia (video)

Eco-Activists – Clean Air Movement and Children’s Embassy Megjashi released a promotional video entitled “You have the right to breathe clean! Are you going to do anything about it?” The video says that about 1,600 people die annually in Macedonia as a consequence of air pollution....

Life 24.12.18 | 12:38

Skopje today – sixth on the list of most polluted cities in the world!

Skopje this morning took the 6th place in the world according to the level of air pollution, shows “Air Visual”, an air quality monitoring website. The ranking is made according to the data from measuring stations located in cities facing poor air quality. In the past few days, Skopje has...

Health 18.12.18 | 15:09

New research exposes the effects of air pollution on your kidneys

Studies have already confirmed the link between air pollution and respiratory health. Exposure to polluted air increases a person’s risk of developing respiratory problems like asthma and organ inflammation, along with other life-threatening conditions. However, data from a recent study suggests that...