Tag: air pollution
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...

Macedonia 31.01.20 | 16:49

Protest staged in Skopje, protesters demand adoption of law banning hazardous waste import

The ‘Fridays for Future’ movement is staging a protest in front of the Parliament building, asking for adoption of a law banning the import of hazardous waste before Parliament dissolves. At the protest, symbolically revolted citizens sat on the street waiting for a solution...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 22:40

Air pollution extremely high tonight as well

Air pollution measuring stations in Macedonia tonight show an alarming level of pollution. Air pollution is extremely high tonight in Strumica where 425 µg / m3 PM10 particles have been measured. There is a high level of air pollution tonight in Skopje as well, in Lisice the measuring stations show...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 22:36

Macedonian environmentalists surprised after Swedish diplomats list Skopje as a model city in fighting air pollution

Green Front, an association of environmental groups, wrote to the Swedish embassy in Bosnia regarding their Facebook post in which they declared Macedonia and its capital Skopje as models for reducing air pollution. Both Skopje and Sarajevo are frequently featured among the most polluted capital cities...

Balkans 17.01.20 | 10:45

Vucic about air pollution in Belgrade: Don’t make a big deal out of it, I take my son for a walk outside normally

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has had a heated debate with Jovana Joksimovic over air pollution in Serbia. Belgrade has been one of the most polluted cities in the world for days, but Vucic thinks it is becoming too big a deal and that air pollution is being used for political purposes. My three...

Macedonia 10.01.20 | 10:09

Skopje is the fifth most polluted city in the world this morning

Skopje is the fifth most polluted city in the world this morning, according to the AirVision website which measures air pollution. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s largest and capital city tops the list of most polluted cities, followed by Sarajevo (BiH), Delhi (India), Pristina (Kosovo). Among the 10 most...

Macedonia 04.01.20 | 10:16

After several good days, air pollution in Skopje is again off the charts

After several days of relatively low air pollution, due to the strong winds, Skopje is again one of the worst polluted cities in the world. Levels of PM10 particles overnight grew to dramatically high 948 micrograms per cubic meter at the Gazi Baba measuring station. In the near-by Rectorate station,...

Macedonia 26.12.19 | 10:35

Another protest for clean air planned for tomorrow

Environmentalist groups and high school students are planning a new protest for tomorrow, as part of the Fridays for future movement. Last week saw major protests against the major air pollution problem Macedonia faces, even as school principals tried to stop the students from leaving class. Kumanovo...

Health 24.12.19 | 10:10

Air pollution could muddle our thinking

A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania has found evidence that suggests higher CO2 levels in the future may adversely impact the cognitive abilities of students in classrooms. The group has given a presentation...

Macedonia 23.12.19 | 19:23

Ruling majority fails to accept to put VMRO-DPMNE’s proposal on air pollution on the agenda

Lawmakers failed to adopt the agenda for today’s 126th session, which has 124 points, after almost four hours. At the beginning of the session, the draft-laws, which should be adopted in shortened procedure, were elaborated, and then Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, read all the draft-law for...

Macedonia 20.12.19 | 15:54

“No air, no peace”: High school students protest against air pollution in front of government building

A large number of high school students gathered Friday in front of the government building after most schools of Skopje boycotted classes in protest against air pollution amid pressures from professors and school principals. Wearing protective air masks and carrying banners with “Clean Air”...

Macedonia 20.12.19 | 12:01

High school students protest for clean air despite pressure from principals

High school students in Skopje are boycotting Friday classes due to the air pollution despite the pressure from school principals. Despite blocking and reporting of profiles on social media, through which high school students today organized themselves to raise their voice against the inaction of the...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 23:26

Colored textiles from all over Europe being burned in Macedonia

The government is neither seen physically nor by deeds, the smog swallows Skopje, and the government does nothing. The level of carcinogenic PM10 particles in the early morning in Skopje, Bitola, Tetovo, Strumica, Kavadarci and Kumanovo is up to 15 times higher than allowed limit. Hospitals are being...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 17:28

New PM10 particle measuring instruments installed in Lisice, Gostivar, Kicevo, Veles 2 and Kavadarci

New instruments measuring PM10 particles have been installed in automated monitoring stations for ambient air quality – Lisice, Gostivar, Kicevo, Veles 2 and Kavadarci, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning said on Wednesday. They explain that the Ministry, after conducting an open...

Macedonia 17.12.19 | 12:56

What is being burnt in the “Usje” cement factory: What is poisoning Skopje citizens?

In addition to the extremely polluted air that Skopje citizens breathe, an additional source of poisoning are the stoves of the cement factory „Usje“, writes “Kurir”. The portal claims a large quantities of colored textile and petroleum coke with 18% sulfur end up in the cement factory’s...

Macedonia 17.12.19 | 10:14

Deadly 821µg / m3 measured in Bitola, Macedonia suffocating in air pollution this morning too

More than 10 times that the allowed limit of concentrations of PM10 particles was measured around midnight in Bitola. The Ministry of Environment’s official air quality website reported that the Bitola 2 measuring station, located in the center of Bitola, measured 341µg/m3. The “My Air”...

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 21:18

Stoilkovski: Government to declare state of emergency, this is a gas chamber!

The government should declare a state of emergency because this is a gas chamber, VMRO DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski said Monday evening. It is impossible to live in Lisice, in the Municipality of Aerodrom, Skopje. This is not fog, this is not just polluted air, this is a gas chamber! The measuring...

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 19:33

Red alert: Extremely high air pollution in Macedonia

Tonight people in Macedonia can hardly breathe, all measuring stations are red, which means that the air pollution in the whole country is extremely high. Record 362 µg / m3 were measured in Strumica, while the Bitola measuring station showed a high concentration of PM particles as high as 242 µg /...

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,...

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