Tag Archives: Air Pollution

T-Charge: New London traffic charge comes into force 

Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles will have to pay almost twice as much to drive in central London. Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £10 T-Charge, which mainly applies to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006, has come into force. It … Continue reading

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Air Pollution in New Delhi Spikes as Millions Burst Firecrackers 

Air pollution levels in India’s capital soared off the charts once again as millions of Indians burst fire crackers to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, despite a Supreme Court ban on the sale of fireworks in the region. Already one … Continue reading

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Link between forest fire smoke and pollution events discovered 

Smoke from forest fires might contribute to more than half of certain gritty air pollution events in the continental U.S. during the summer, and as much as 20 percent of those events throughout the year, according to new research at … Continue reading

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Pollution linked to one in six deaths 

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and … Continue reading

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‘Airpocalypse’: Delhi braces for air pollution rise

As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year’s “airpocalypse” in Delhi. Each year, as winter … Continue reading

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Hard-hitting air pollution posters to go on display on London’s Tube network 

A hard-hitting poster campaign highlighting the health risks posed by London’s dangerous air pollution levels is to go on display across the Tube network. Posters featuring stomach-churning images of everyday objects covered in black soot will be plastered across the capital’s train and London … Continue reading

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These 25 cities have the worst air quality in Italy

Dozens of Italian cities are in the air pollution danger zone. That’s according to environmental non-profit Legambiente, which released a special report this week detailing the scale of Italy’s pollution problems. By mid-October 25 Italian cities had already exceeded the European … Continue reading

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Graded Response Action Plan to help improve Delhi’s air quality in force from today

India’s national capital will pin its hopes on the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) for the air quality to improve. On Tuesday morning, Delhi’s Air Quality Index was at 251, which falls under “unhealthy” category. The GRAP will be putting … Continue reading

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