Sunday, October 28, 2018

Industrial Air Pollution Drops Significantly Over the Past Year

Tree n the shape of lungs
Since 2012, there has been a reduction in emissions, ranging from 8% to 62%, largely due to restrictions placed by the Israeli government, following the 2011 Clean Air Law. An increase in the use of natural gas instead of coal (to produce electricity) is also a contributing factor.

A significant reduction in emissions in key parts of the nation has gone a long way in reducing pollution.

Emissions of carcinogenic pollutants have decreased by 44% since 2012.

Meanwhile, offshore emissions from natural gas fields are expected to drop by 98% in early 2019, due to the construction of pollution-reducing facilities.

While air pollution was the focus of the report, it also mentioned that the quantity of seeping into the Mediterranean Sea dropped by 96%.

Israel's Environmental Protection Minister stated that the country will continue focusing on methods to reduce emissions by implementing various programs his ministry created.

Read more about it here.

Off to enjoy some fresh air at the beach, till next time!