EghtesadOnline: A Tehran councilor has blamed government officials and urban managers for the lack of traction in combating the persistently toxic air pollution that has blighted the city’s residents over the past two weeks.
EghtesadOnline: Autumn ended on Saturday, but the thick blanket of atmospheric pollution and toxic dust shrouds the skies of the capital city Tehran, once again forcing the shutdown of schools.
EghtesadOnline: As air pollution moves from bad to worse in most mega cities, officials and relevant organizations keep evading their responsibility and tightly embrace the blame game.
EghtesadOnline: The inefficient public transportation network in the Iranian capital has been repeatedly blamed for exacerbating Tehran’s suffocating air pollution, which recently hit the emergency level.
EghtesadOnline: Air pollution has become a source of serious concern to the Iranian capital’s residents in the absence of workable solutions, Tehran’s Mayor Pirouz Hanachi said while detailing plans to curb the all-pervasive smog.
EghtesadOnline: While the Iranian capital has been suffocating under a blanket of smog that has refused to budge over the past seven days, urban managers seem to be content taking ineffectual measures in the hope of controlling the worsening condition.
EghtesadOnline: Gasoline rationing that started on Nov. 15 will not have any significant effect on curbing air pollution if the temperature is below 15° C, head of the Department of Environment said.
EghtesadOnline: Outdoor physical exercises in all school grades have been cancelled until Friday (Nov. 15), as the sprawling city experienced its seventh consecutive day of dangerously high air pollution levels.
EghtesadOnline: After prolonged debates over the deficiencies of Air Pollution Control scheme, which is currently underway in the Iranian capital, Tehran Police have urged urban managers to revise the plan.
EghtesadOnline: The government has allocated 400 billion rials ($3.4 million) to curb the growing air pollution and smog in the metropolis of Isfahan in central Iran, the head of Isfahan Disaster Management Organization said.