Category Archives: Europe

Hard-hitting air pollution posters to go on display on London’s Tube network 

A hard-hitting poster campaign highlighting the health risks posed by London’s dangerous air pollution levels is to go on display across the Tube network. Posters featuring stomach-churning images of everyday objects covered in black soot will be plastered across the capital’s train and London … Continue reading

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These 25 cities have the worst air quality in Italy

Dozens of Italian cities are in the air pollution danger zone. That’s according to environmental non-profit Legambiente, which released a special report this week detailing the scale of Italy’s pollution problems. By mid-October 25 Italian cities had already exceeded the European … Continue reading

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Malta’s air pollution among the worst in Europe

Pollution in Malta continues to be among the worst in Europe, with the island having the fourth highest levels of particles in the air compared to all Member States. Data published in a study by the European Environment Agency (EEA) … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … Continue reading

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Oxford aims to cut air pollution with car ban in zero emissions zone 

Oxford council will phase out polluting vehicles including taxis, cars and buses from city centre area in 2020 Polluting vehicles could be banned from Oxford city centre under plans to bring in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero emissions … Continue reading

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Government ‘failed to clean up air’ 

New figures show the UK government failed to reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the 18 months after a court ordered it to clean up the air. At the end of 2016, the UK still had the same number … Continue reading

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Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle

Every area of the capital breaches global standards for PM2.5 pollution particles, with most areas exceeding levels by at least 50% The scale of London’s air pollution crisis was laid bare on Wednesday, with new figures showing that every person … Continue reading

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Developing an air quality plan for the Thames 

This summer, the Port of London Authority announced new research to develop an air quality strategy for the Thames. The project, part of the Thames Vision programme, will look into shore-side power, emissions monitoring and creating the first port-wide air … Continue reading

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