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Environment

Kabul stinks as garbage heaps swell: Residents

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Oct 02, 2020 - 00:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Garbage piles have swelled in central capital Kabul due to lack of garbage boxes in various parts of the city, causing environmental pollution.
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Environmental investigative reporting workshop concludes

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Sep 24, 2020 - 17:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): A five-day "Environmental Investigative Reporting workshop ended here on Thursday, in which 25 journalists participated. Zia-u-Din, representative of Mediothek Eco Journalists Network , told Pajhwok Afghan News the purpose of the...
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Lockdown causes 30pc drop in Kabul air pollution

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Apr 21, 2020 - 20:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Air pollution dropped by 30 percent in central capital Kabul following the coronavirus lockdown measures, a senior environmental official said on Tuesday. Director for Research and Oversight Eng Mohammad Khan told Pajhwok that air...
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Environmental protection team stops some factories, hotels from functioning

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Jan 03, 2020 - 19:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Environmental Task Force Team have suspended the activities of some factories, hotels, bathhouses in capital Kabul and sealed its heaters systems. Shah Zaman Maiwand, head of the National Environmental Protection Authority (NEPA...
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Serious steps being taken for reducing air pollution in Kabul: HCCAP

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Dec 26, 2019 - 17:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): High Commission on Controlling Air Pollution (HCCAP) on Thursday said the commission would take practical steps for reducing ai pollution in capital Kabul following president’s directions. President Ashraf Ghani last week asked...
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Jalalabad residents complain of increasing pollution

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Dec 23, 2019 - 12:50
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of Jalalabad, the capital city of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday complained of increasing air pollution caused by industrial units. Up to 300 big and small factories are functional in the provincial capital,...
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Those polluting Kabul air be brought to justice: Ghani

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Dec 22, 2019 - 16:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has asked the Ministry of Interior to take serious action against those violating government’s recommendations for using purified fuel and filters for smoke reduction. A statement from the Presidential Palace...
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Ghani to EPA: Devise pollution-curbing strategy

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Dec 06, 2019 - 12:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has instructed the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to draw up an effective plan to prevent air pollution.
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Air pollution meters to be installed in Kabul soon

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Dec 05, 2019 - 20:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Environment Protection Agency on Thursday announced installing continuous air pollution measuring and monitoring facilities next week in Kabul, which has become one of the world ’s most populated cities.
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All smoke-emitting vehicles being stopped: NEPA

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Oct 17, 2019 - 18:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Environment Protection Authority (NEPA) has aid it has classified vehicles contributing to air pollution in Kabul and shared the list of smoke-emitting vehicles with the Traffic Department. NEPA officials say they would...
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Plan unveiled to curb air pollution in Kabul

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Oct 07, 2019 - 10:52
کابل (پژواک، ۱۴ تله ۹۸):د چاپېريال ساتنې اداره وایې چې په کابل کې د هوا د ککړتیا د مخنیوي په موخه یې د ۱۳ سکتورونو په همکارۍ پنځه کلن پلان جوړ کړی چې په پلي کېدو سره به یې تر ډېره د هوا د ککړتیا مخه ونیول شي.
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Deforestation affects Khost sightseeing places

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Sep 15, 2019 - 15:23
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of residents and tourists in southeastern Khost province on Sunday urged the government to stop deforestation at sightseeing areas in the province. Admamad is one of the most attractive sightseeing places in Tani...
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Company fined 6m afs for trees removal in Kabul

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Aug 29, 2019 - 18:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul City Municipality has fined a security company six million afghanis over cutting down several trees on the Airport Road in Kabul, a statement said Thursday.
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Action plan for reducing air pollution in Kabul approved

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Aug 08, 2019 - 17:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani chaired a Cabinet meeting that approved the action plan for reducing air pollution in capital Kabul, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday. A statement from the Presidential Palace to Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Pollution level in Kabul declared ‘worrisome’

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Jun 10, 2019 - 20:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Environment Protection Authority (NEPA) on Monday called environmental pollution in capital Kabul a matter of concern and warned the disaster of last winter would repeat if the issue was not paid attention. Kazmi...
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Despite no govt care, wildlife increases in Paktia forests

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May 08, 2019 - 16:33
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The population of wild animals has increased in different parts of southeastern Paktia province while some animals once disappeared during the civil war have reemerged in the province’s jungles. The reemergence of some previously...
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2 mountain cats freed in Panjshir on World Wildlife Day

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Mar 05, 2019 - 16:22
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Two mountain cats, who attacked livestock and captured by shepherds in central Panjshir province, were freed on the occasion of World Wildlife Day, an official said Tuesday. Mohammad Rauf Yaqubi, Panjshir agriculture director, told...
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Snowfall, rain spells cut risk of water crisis: AMA

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Feb 19, 2019 - 11:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Meteorology Authority (AMA) says the snowfall and rain spells are satisfactory this winter, reducing the drought and water crisis.
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Jubilant Kabul residents welcome winter’s first snowfall

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Jan 04, 2019 - 12:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The residents of capital Kabul have been overjoyed and welcomed the first snowfall of winter season saying their worries regarding drought and increasing air pollution have somehow reduced. Kabul and some other provinces of the...
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Rising pollution: Kabul residents advised to wear masks

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Dec 25, 2018 - 14:35
کابل(پژواک، ۳ جدی ۹۷): اداره ملی حفاظت محیط زیست می گوید که با فرا رسیدن فصل سرما، آلوده گی هوا در شهر کابل بیشتر شده است و توصیه می شود که شهروندان برای مصئونیت صحی، از ماسک استفاده کنند.
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