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Pollution in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Filed in Kazakhstan by on April 5, 2012 0 Comments

Pollution in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty in the last 30 years has become increasingly polluted. The increase and growth of industry and the volume of cars has made this city struggle with serious environmental problems. One of the major concerns are water reserves and their consumption and therefore with the heating temperature in the area due to excessive pollution over the years, the glacier known as Tuyuksu (located in the Valley Almatinka Malaya) melted at a quick speed in the last few years. The other concerns are the levels of carbon monoxide that are trapped and do not rise due to the winds of North and South that attach them to the mountainside where exactly the city located.

Pollution in Almaty, Kazakhstan

The car pollution in Almaty is one of the most serious problems in the city. There are so many cars and many cars are old and make so much smoke.

The problem is that the city is located on a hillside and this slope leads the winds in the direction where there are mountains and can’t pass. The inhabitants of Almaty go to the countryside and the mountains during weekend to catch up a little fresh air and clean out the lungs. The city itself has many green spaces, lots of it, in fact, I was amazed how green the city was.

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