Category Archives: Europe

Hamburg prepares for diesel driving ban with signs warning motorists

The city of Hamburg this week put up signs on its streets warning motorists of diesel restricted zones – an indication to residents that they are taking the diesel driving bans seriously. Limited diesel driving bans were introduced for two … Continue reading

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Estonia’s air is one of the cleanest in the world – WHO

According to the data by the World Health Organisation, Estonia is among the countries with the cleanest air. According to the WHO, the countries with the cleanest air are Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Canada, Norway and Iceland. The worst air quality … Continue reading

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The Welsh town that’s the most polluted in Britain

Three cities and two towns in Wales have found to be over the World Health Organisations limits for air pollution A Welsh town has been named the most polluted in the UK. Port Talbot has more air pollution than the … Continue reading

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90 percent of world’s population breathes badly polluted air: WHO

Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills seven million people each year, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) study. Nine out of every 10 people on … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: spring is often the worst time in UK for air pollution

Ammonia from farms mixes with factory emissions and traffic exhaust to create high levels of air pollution Runners in this year’s London Marathon escaped breathing badly polluted air as westerly winds cleared springtime smog just before the race start. Images … Continue reading

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Smothered by Smog, Polish Cities Rank Among Europe’s Dirtiest

Burning coal is a part of daily life in Poland. As a result the country has some of the most polluted air in the European Union, and 33 of its 50 dirtiest cities. High atop the ski lift at Zar … Continue reading

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Spain gets blame for high air pollution levels forecast in UK today

HIGH air pollution levels that have been forecast in parts of the UK today have been blamed on ‘toxic air’ from the south of Europe. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said, “Thursday and Friday have the chance of … Continue reading

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As air pollution in Swedish cities goes down, life expectancy goes up

New research has found that those living in the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö live on average one year longer today than 25 years ago, thanks to a decrease in the level of traffic pollution. Carried out by … Continue reading

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