Category Archives: Italy

Reduced traffic during lockdown did not improve air quality in urban areas as much as expected

Two studies led by María Morales Suárez Varela, group leader of the CIBERESP at the University of Valencia and professor of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the academic institution, have evaluated the impact of mobility restrictions … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, Italy, Spain, World News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Which cities in the European Union are worst for air pollution?

Cities in Poland and Italy are among Europe’s worst for air quality, while those in Scandinavia and the Baltics are ranked the best, new data has revealed. The European Environment Agency (EEA) released its latest ranking on city air quality … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, Italy, Poland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Africa, Air Quality, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Mongolia, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, USA & Canada, Vietnam, World News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, France, Germany, Italy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

European cities with the highest mortality due to air pollution

84% of the population in European cities is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization A new study has for the first time estimated the mortality burden attributable to Air Pollution in 1,000 European cities by ISGlobal … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, France, Health Effects of Air Pollution, Italy, Medical Studies, Poland, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Italy ‘manifestly failed’ on air pollution, EU top court rules

Italy has been “systematically and persistently” exceeding daily and annual limits of particulate matter pollution permitted by EU rules, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday (10 November). From 2008 to 2017, “the daily and annual limit values … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, Italy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

‘Smog emergency’ forces traffic bans across Italian cities

Italy’s biggest cities have been forced to ban hundreds of thousands of vehicles from the roads after days of persistent smog. Air pollution has spiked above normal levels for up to ten consecutive days in Milan, Rome, Florence, Turin, Venice … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, Italy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment