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07 08 2022 | 08:10

EGYPT: 70 locally produced electric buses to run in Cairo from October

As part of its climate policy, the Egyptian government will put 70 electric buses on the road in the governorate of Cairo. These locally manufactured vehicles will serve the population while…

19 07 2022 | 12:15

Pollutionwatch: air pollution evidence needs translating into action

About 10 years ago I was called to give evidence before the Greater London assembly. I sat in a basement committee room with assembly members lined up behind a table and the public around us. The…

05 07 2022 | 08:15

BENIN/TOGO: IFC lends $10m to Gozem for the deployment of 6,000 electric motorbikes

While petrol-powered motorbike taxis have become the main means of public transport in West Africa, mobility start-up Gozem will deploy a fleet of 6,000 electric motorbikes by 2023. The operation…

22 06 2022 | 11:38

As urban temperatures climb, here’s what the modern city should look like

The UK is facing its first heatwave of the summer, and while many will be basking in the hot weather it is also a warning of challenges to come, particularly for those who live and work in our…

08 06 2022 | 07:16

‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria

Blankets of thick gritty haze and ominous orange skies since early April have sent thousands to hospitals and resulted in at least four deaths in Iraq and in Syria.

02 06 2022 | 10:42

Do wood burners add to air pollution in cities? Yes, say citizen scientists

Like many parts of the country, Bristol has experienced a huge rise in the number of houses installing wood burners over the past decade. But as they have proliferated, mainly in the wealthier parts…

02 06 2022 | 10:38

Sooty hands and damaged lungs: the toll of Nigeria’s illegal refineries

Several clusters of thick black soot clasp to the lungs of a 24-year-old man in a photo taken while he was being operated on by Iboroma Aku Shed in the oil-rich Nigerian city of Port Harcourt.…

01 06 2022 | 17:18

Boost for Africa as ten cities sign agreement to improve air quality

Ten mayors and governors of ten major African cities made an ambitious commitment to improve air quality by signing the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration. Clean Air Cities Declaration is a commitment…

10 05 2022 | 08:32

Tyre Extinguishers strike SUVs in Switzerland and Netherlands

Climate activists have let down tyres on luxury SUVs in the city of Zurich in Switzerland and in The Hague in the Netherlands. Tyre Extinguishers, a loose affiliation of direct action advocates that…

10 05 2022 | 07:19

Wildfire smoke in Pacific north-west erasing reductions in emissions – study

The billowing black smoke that has cloaked the US Pacific north-west during wildfire disasters in past years has caused atmospheric carbon monoxide levels to spike, with the contaminants offsetting…