Category Archives: Europe

Revealed: thousands of children at London schools breathe toxic air 

Exclusive: 802 schools, nurseries and colleges are in areas where levels of nitrogen dioxide breach EU legal limits Tens of thousands of children at more than 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of … Continue reading

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German city bans older diesel cars to combat air pollution

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting next year. The measure is intended to reduce levels of fine particulate matter found in diesel emissions that are harmful to human health. … Continue reading

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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Madrid and Barcelona issued EU ultimatum over pollution levels 

The European Commission has given Spain two months to comply with EU air pollution standards or face a hefty face. Spain was among five member states to be issued the ultimatum  for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘final warning’ from European Commission to UK 

The European Commission has sent a “final warning” to the UK over breaches of air pollution limits. It said limits had been repeatedly exceeded in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow. Germany, France, Spain and Italy were also … Continue reading

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Time is ‘running out’ to protect London children: major air pollution warning from top doctors 

More than 220 doctors today warned time is “running out” to tackle Britain’s toxic air scandal to protect a generation of young children. The medics, including more than 100 from London, wrote to Theresa May urging her to start phasing … Continue reading

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A plan to clean up Britain’s toxic air 

Pollution shortens Londoners’ lives by between nine and 16 months GAZING out over London’s chimneys, Liverpool’s docks or Edinburgh’s spires can cloud a tourist’s judgment. Air pollution “plagues” Britain, says one UN official. The capital is particularly nasty, and compares … Continue reading

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Macedonian capital offers free transport to fight pollution 

Municipal authorities in Macedonia’s heavily polluted capital are offering residents free use of public transport to reduce the use of cars. Concentrations of toxic airborne particles in Skopje have been about 20 times above safe levels for the past 10 … Continue reading

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