Category Archives: Europe

Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned. Fragments of microplastics from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and ultimately into … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Birmingham ‘shortens lives of children by half a year’

City one of five required by government to set up a clean air zone to tackle nitrogen dioxide and PM2.5s Primary school children who grow up in Birmingham could lose half a year of their lives due to illegal levels … Continue reading

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Madrid pollution levels soar within just one day of scrapping traffic restriction scheme

Just a day after traffic restrictions were scrapped by the new mayor, air pollution returned to levels recorded in the days before Madrid Central was introduced. Environmentalists warned that pollution levels had risen above the legal limit of 40 micrograms … Continue reading

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Paris bans old diesels to tackle pollution

Paris on Monday banned all diesel vehicles aged 13 years or over from the city centre, the latest move in a campaign to tackle pollution on the city’s streets. Diesel vehicles over 18 years old and petrol vehicles over 21 … Continue reading

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In legal first, court faults France over air pollution

A court on Tuesday (25 June) found the French state had failed to take sufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, a legal first in the country hailed by environmental campaigners as a victory for victims of dirty air. … Continue reading

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Majority of Londoners say pollution has hit health as doctors demand ‘bold action’

More than half of Londoners say their health has been worsened by air pollution, it was revealed today. Eight out of 10 people also believe that combating toxic air should be a priority, according to research for the capital’s 33 … Continue reading

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Air pollution remains too high in nearly 60 German cities – environment agency

The level of air pollution, mostly due to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions from traffic, has exceeded European limit values in 57 German cities in 2018, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has found. However, the number of cities with emissions levels … Continue reading

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Barcelona port is worst in Europe for cruise ship air pollution

City tops list of 50 European ports for both sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions The port of Barcelona, a city already overwhelmed by mass tourism, has topped a list of 50 European ports for the amount of air pollution … Continue reading

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