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Report Finds that 97 Percent of Global Cities Did Not Meet Latest WHO Air Quality Guideline

The 2021 World Air Quality Report finds that only three percent of cities and no single country met the latest World Health Organization’s (WHO) PM2.5 annual air quality guideline. The report analyzes PM2.5 air pollution measurements from air monitoring stations … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Europe still killing 300,000 a year: EEA

Premature deaths caused by fine particle air pollution have fallen 10% annually across Europe, but the invisible killer still accounts for 307,000 premature deaths a year, the European Environment Agency said Monday (15 November). If the latest air quality guidelines … Continue reading

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European cities could avoid an extra 114,000 premature deaths every year by meeting the new WHO air quality guidelines

An update of the ISGlobal Ranking of Cities shows that the new air pollution recommendations could save up to 58,000 additional deaths for PM2.5 and 56,000 for NO2 compared to the previous recommendations A health impact assessment from the Barcelona … Continue reading

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Europe’s industrial air pollution costing hundreds of billions: EEA

Air pollution from industries in Europe causes health and environmental damage estimated at up to €430 billion for a single year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday (29 September). In 2017, industrial air pollution cost society between €277 billion … Continue reading

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New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries. They found that worldwide, more than one … Continue reading

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Germany “persistently” broke air pollution rules, EU top court rules

Germany persistently violated EU limits on air pollution, the European Union’s top court said on Thursday, in a ruling that could see the country face financial penalties if it fails to improve air quality in several big cities. Air pollution … Continue reading

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Sahara dust causes air pollution spike in Europe

A plume of Sahara dust that has blanketed parts of southern and central Europe in recent days caused a short, sharp spike in air pollution across the region, researchers said Tuesday. The European Commission’s Copernicus satellite monitoring program said measured … Continue reading

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Skies and snow turn orange as massive Saharan Dust load spreads across south-central Europe this weekend

A massive amount of Saharan Dust has advected across the Mediterranean into central Europe this weekend, thanks to the favorable pattern turning the jet stream into southerly directions. High dust concentrations have turned skies and snow to orange across southern … Continue reading

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