Category Archives: Germany

German court orders diesel ban in bid tackle air pollution

Judge demands ban placed on most polluting diesels entering German city of Stuttgart from January 2018, ruling previous plans from city government not ambitious enough A judge in the German city of Stuttgart has ordered the most polluting diesel cars … Continue reading

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Germany wrestles with diesel’s future as large cities plan bans

Germany is wrestling over the future of the diesel, with proposals for driving bans in some cities to reduce air pollution clashing with an industry that employs scores of workers. With some urban areas failing European Union air-quality standards, Munich, … Continue reading

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Germany moves to crack down on vehicle emissions

Germany will discuss a national plan to cut pollution from diesel engines and set up a new organisation to test vehicles to try to restore consumer confidence after Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, ministers said on Tuesday. The moves – almost two years … Continue reading

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Munich to ban diesel vehicles from city following court order

Munich has announced it will implement a ban on diesel vehicles, in its ongoing attempt to combat illegal air pollution. The mayor of the German city, who made the announcement, said he saw “no other way” to resolve the issue … Continue reading

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BMW’s Hometown Munich Mulls Diesel Ban to Fight Air Pollution

BMW AG’s hometown of Munich is considering outlawing older diesel cars, the latest European city to crack down amid mounting evidence that the technology’s not that clean after all. BMW AG’s hometown of Munich is considering outlawing older diesel cars, … Continue reading

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Scientists at Bremen University tracking air pollution in our cities

“You have probably used an app on your mobile phone to get the weather forecast. Now, thanks to a satellite network and ground-based stations, it is possible to get through an app on your phone information about pollution in your … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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Stuttgart residents sue mayor for ‘bodily harm’ caused by air pollution

To highlight the dangerous air quality in the German city, which breached EU limits 25 times in January, two neighbours lodged a criminal complaint against city officials. Popular resistance to Stuttgart’s pollution problem is growing On a frosty Friday evening … Continue reading

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