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New push for green capital in Bahrain

School children are being trained to promote environmentally friendly policies as part of plans to attract investment for a project that aims to reduce pollution in the capital.   The Green Capital Project aims t

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New push for green capital in Bahrain

School children are being trained to promote environmentally friendly policies as part of plans to attract investment for a project that aims to reduce pollution in the capital.   The Green Capital Project aims t

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Air quality ‘deteriorating in most cities’

Air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor air pollution fails to meet World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems, a report said.

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Riyadh 'among most polluted cities'

Saudi capital Riyadh has been ranked one of the most polluted cities in the world, a report quoting a World Health Organization (WHO) study said. It named Ahvaz, the capital of the Khuzestan Province in Iran, to be suffering the w

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Vast land too polluted to farm in China

About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China's farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official said on Monday, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth. Ch

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Bahrain moves to combat marine pollution

A national plan to combat marine pollution in Bahrain was yesterday approved by the Cabinet. It aims to achieve a speedy, effective and co-ordinated response to pollution caused by oil leaks, harmful biological materials or hazard

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China offers $816m rewards to fight pollution

China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan ($816.91 million) for curbing air pollution in six regions where the problem is serious, underscoring government concern about a source of public anger. The Fi

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China to invest $277bn to curb air pollution

China plans to invest 1.7 trillion yuan ($277 billion) to combat air pollution over the next five years, state media said on Thursday, underscoring the new government's concerns about addressing a key source of social discontent.

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Malaysia declares emergency as smoke pollution thickens

Malaysia declared a state of emergency in two parts of the southern state of Johor on Sunday as smoke from land-clearing fires in Indonesia pushed air pollution above the level considered hazardous.

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Airlines agree plan for tackling emissions

Global airlines have agreed on a proposal for tackling aircraft emissions in a bid to break international deadlock over an issue that has stoked fears of a carbon trade war. Airlines representing 85 per cent of global traffic urge

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