On April 20 from early morning the whole Yerevan City is in fog. People complain of air insufficiency. Nature Protection Ministry Environmental Impact Monitoring Center Representative Seyran Minasyan told EcoLur this is dust from Arabic deserts.
Yerevan has always been considered a hot ecological spot, especially in regard with air reservoir.
The main reason is emissions from movable and immovable sources, as well as meteorological peculiarities of the city. It should be mentioned 522 enterprises are operating in Yerevan, while 250,000 transportation units have been recorded in Yerevan City, under “Achilles” NGO data.
Taking into consideration green zones in Yerevan have been eliminates due to deep pruning there is almost no foliage that may supply this city with oxygen, urban development standards are also violated, the city cannot be ventilated, we have eye witnessed a cumulative effect which is very similar to smog, which is hazardous for health. Yerevan needs its ecology so as to overcome this situation.
April 20, 2011