Category Archives: Europe

Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia. The European Space Agency released images Friday made by its Sentinel-5P satellite that show … Continue reading

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London’s ultra-low emission zone could affect twice as many vehicles

The Mayor of London has launched a public consultation on his plans to double the number of drivers charged with a new levy by expanding the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). Sadiq Khan wants to push the zone’s boundaries out to … Continue reading

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SMOKESCREEN: 13 Spanish cities accused of cover-up over ‘dangerous’ air pollution

AN ENVIRONMENTAL group in Spain has claimed that 16 cities “regularly surpass” harmful levels of air pollution but only three have told their residents. Ecologistas en Accion claim that A Coruña, Aviles, Bailen, Barcelona, Granada, Huelva, Lleida, Madrid, Murcia, Puertollano, … Continue reading

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European Air Quality Index: current air quality information at your finger tips

A new European Air Quality Index, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, allows users to check the current air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Index is accompanied by new country fact sheets … Continue reading

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Over 1,500 deaths a year in Ireland due to poor air quality

IRISH air is quietly killing its people. A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Ireland has repeatedly breached air pollution standards set by the World Health Organization and that these breaches have resulted in over 1500 premature … Continue reading

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How dangerous is the air where you live? UK’s most polluted towns and cities revealed

Research suggests the air in 44 out of 51 British towns and cities has failed pollution tests – posing a risk to human health. Millions of people in the UK are inhaling air considered too dangerous to breathe by the … Continue reading

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Madrid reactivates anti-air pollution protocol 

The Madrid City Hall on Tuesday reactivated its anti-air pollution protocol and advised it would step up to level two of the protocol and its subsequent restrictions on traffic after levels of over 180 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide per cubic … Continue reading

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T-Charge: New London traffic charge comes into force 

Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles will have to pay almost twice as much to drive in central London. Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £10 T-Charge, which mainly applies to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006, has come into force. It … Continue reading

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