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Report: Asia Cities Must ‘Go Green’ or Risk Disaster

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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A new report by the Asian Development Bank is warning that Asia’s rapidly growing cities must “go green” in order to prevent disasters such as mass flooding and out-of-control pollution. The report says Asia, which is urbanizing at a faster rate than anywhere else, is already home to almost half of all the world’s city […]

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Zurich Replaces Tokyo as World’s Most Expensive City

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A new survey says Zurich has claimed the dubious honor of becoming the world’s most expensive city. Zurich ranked fourth a year ago, but the Economist Intelligence Unit said Wednesday in its latest cost-of-living report that the Swiss city has surpassed Tokyo and moved to the top for the first time in at least two […]

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ADB Says Livable, Clean Cities Key to Asia’s Future

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the Asian Development Bank says Asian cities need to make continuous efforts to become livable, competitive and environmentally sustainable. Speaking before a forum at the regional lender’s Manila headquarters Tuesday, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda noted that approximately 80 percent of gross domestic product comes from urban areas. He said the “quality and […]

WHO: Ahvaz, Iran World’s Most Polluted City

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says the Ahvaz, Iran is the world’s most polluted city. In a new study, WHO says Ahvaz has the highest measured level of airborne particles small enough to cause serious health problems in humans. Ahvaz is a heavily-industrialized city known for oil fields. WHO says cities in India, Pakistan, and Bostwana […]

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