Category Archives: Europe

German court orders diesel ban in bid tackle air pollution

Judge demands ban placed on most polluting diesels entering German city of Stuttgart from January 2018, ruling previous plans from city government not ambitious enough A judge in the German city of Stuttgart has ordered the most polluting diesel cars … Continue reading

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Scottish Government accused of showing “remarkable disregard for public health” on air pollution 

Environmental groups accuse UK Government of “kicking urgently needed action into the long grass” with plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 Environmental groups have accused the UK Government of “kicking urgently needed … Continue reading

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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK 

Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with vehicle pollution. New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the … Continue reading

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Germany wrestles with diesel’s future as large cities plan bans

Germany is wrestling over the future of the diesel, with proposals for driving bans in some cities to reduce air pollution clashing with an industry that employs scores of workers. With some urban areas failing European Union air-quality standards, Munich, … Continue reading

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Polluted air ‘poisoning thousands’ across north of England, warns report 

Air pollution is ‘the tobacco of the 21st century’ says report, which calls on government to introduce radical measures to improve air quality Dangerous levels of air pollution in towns and cities across the north of England are threatening the … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills 2,120 people in Albania in 2016: report 

Some 2,120 people died in Albania in 2016 as a result of deterioration of air pollution, a report on the Quality of Air in Europe for 2016 showed Monday. According to this report, the air pollution here has deteriorated, causing … Continue reading

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Belfast bonfires pollution ‘double recommended limit’ 

Dozens of bonfires lit across Belfast on the Eleventh Night saw dangerous air pollution reach more than double internationally accepted levels. Pollution in the city began to rise after 10pm on Tuesday and peaked at midnight before dropping and then … Continue reading

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Tube passengers ‘breathe in 12m toxic air particles a minute’… and could be at risk of dementia 

Tube travellers could be at risk of developing dementia as it emerged passengers can inhale more than 12 million toxic air particles a minute on the Underground. Monitors placed on the Tube network by Transport for Londonfound that “nanodusts” comprised mostly of … Continue reading

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