Category Archives: Italy

Air quality on cruise ships ’20 times worse’ than in a busy city centre

Passengers on a cruise ship could be inhaling “60 times higher concentrations of harmful air pollutants ” than they would in natural air settings, Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU), a German environmental association, has warned. The air quality on board a cruise … Continue reading

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Smog levels way above safe limits in northern Italy

“Italian cities need to breathe again,” the country’s environmental organization, Legambiente, warned on Monday, as it reported that the first month of 2017 has seen nine Italian towns pass safe limits for air pollution on at least half of the … Continue reading

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How European cities are trying to cut deadly air pollution 

As Paris steps up its crackdown on the city’s worst-polluting vehicles (in French), Euronews looks at what other European cities are doing to tackle the deadly problem. From today (Monday, January 16), the French capital will begin enforcing a scheme … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Europe

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain or Bosnia-Herzegovina…. All these countries, whether big or small, are being threatened with the same problem: air pollution. According to the World Health Organisation, this is now the environmental factor causing the greatest concern … Continue reading

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Turin smog puts half of children at health risk: study 

Half of children living in the northern city of Turin are at increased risk of illness due to pollution, new research shows. The high levels of air pollution lead to a mutation in DNA, according to the ‘Mapec Life’ study … Continue reading

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Traffic blocks in place as smog engulfs Italy 

Italy’s major cities have introduced restrictions on cars and other motor vehicles to combat dangerously high levels of air pollution. The situation is most serious in Milan, where safe limits of fine particles have been surpassed more than 60 days … Continue reading

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China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency has … Continue reading

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This City Wants to Pay People to Bike to Work

It wouldn’t be the first one. One of the E.U.’s most polluted cities is working to change its commuters’ habits. Milan is considering implementing a program that would compensate people who bike to work, Fast Company reports. It’s consistently ranked … Continue reading

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