15 April, Monday

Materials with tag «air pollution»

Tashkent launches Air Tashkent: city’s new air quality monitoring portal
20 March 2024, 11:49

Tashkent launches Air Tashkent: city’s new air quality monitoring portal

Air quality in Tashkent can now be monitored on Air Tashkent portal. The department of digital development under the hokimiyat installed 10 air quality monitoring stations, with 30 more planned ahead. The website also shows registered fire, location of heating centers and other data.

Photos: Smog covers Tashkent
15 March 2024, 10:15

Photos: Smog covers Tashkent

Tashkent residents observed thick smog this morning. The capital city of Uzbekistan ranked high in global air pollution once again, according to IQAir. Despite plans for an air pollution warning system to start on March 1, no information regarding its launch has been released yet.

“My duty as minister of ecology is to advocate for ban on coal and fuel oil,” claims Aziz Abdukhakimov
8 February 2024, 18:15

“My duty as minister of ecology is to advocate for ban on coal and fuel oil,” claims Aziz Abdukhakimov

Minister of Ecology of Uzbekistan Aziz Abdukhakimov asserted in an interview with Gazeta.uz his responsibility to advocate for the prohibition of coal and fuel oil, despite the forced conversion of greenhouses and social facilities to coal fuel. “People's support empowers us,” he stated.

Tashkent khokimiyat claims to be developing measures for environmental improvement
17 January 2024, 13:41

Tashkent khokimiyat claims to be developing measures for environmental improvement

Tashkent khokimiyat asserts its commitment to developing measures for improvement of the city’s environmental situation involving foreign experts. Some clauses might be considered as “robust,” the administration noted, referring to the research-based strategy to be presented to the public soon.

“Action from government and civil society is required.” U.S. Ambassador on air quality in Tashkent
10 January 2024, 21:46

“Action from government and civil society is required.” U.S. Ambassador on air quality in Tashkent

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Henick and USAID Mission Director David Hoffman shared their thoughts on air quality in Tashkent. Citizens should take personal interest as it affects “them, their family and their children” and urge the authorities to study the issue and take action, the ambassador noted.

PM2.5 concentration level in Tashkent air exceeds WHO recommendations by 18.7 times
3 January 2024, 08:34

PM2.5 concentration level in Tashkent air exceeds WHO recommendations by 18.7 times

As of 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, the PM2.5 particle concentration in the air of Tashkent reached 67.5 micrograms per cubic meter, exceeding WHO recommendations by 18.7 times. At 4 a.m., this indicator in the Uzhydromet area was 87.5 micrograms per cubic meter.

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