Category Archives: Germany

Sources of Air Pollution in Europe

Air pollutants are emitted from a range of both man-made and natural sources including: burning of fossil fuels in electricity generation, transport, industry and households; industrial processes and solvent use, for example in the chemical and mining industries; agriculture; waste … 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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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains—Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays. All across the continent, tens of millions of people live and … Continue reading

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Will Germany’s diesel bans just push its pollution problem to Poland?

Rich countries are exporting their air pollution problems to poorer states in central and eastern Europe, new figures show. More than 350,000 ‘dirty diesel’ vehicles were exported to Poland last year, according to data from NGO Transport & Environment. Another … Continue reading

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German court says Frankfurt must ban older diesel cars

Frankfurt, Germany’s financial center, must ban highly-polluting, older diesel vehicles from the city center from next February as part of a plan to improve air quality, the country’s administrative court ruled on Wednesday. The decision by the court in Wiesbaden … Continue reading

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Stuttgart to bring in city-wide diesel ban at start of next year

Close to 200,000 owners of older diesel cars will be impacted by a ban on diesel engines in the city centre of Stuttgart that was announced on Wednesday. The state government of Baden-Württemberg decided that the diesel ban would apply … Continue reading

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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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Pollutionwatch: Cold snap worsens particle load of air

Particle pollution increases as the wind slows down and chilly weather prompts the lighting of more wood fires The last days of the “beast from the east” cold spell caused air pollution problems across large parts of the UK, Germany, Belgium … Continue reading

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