Tag Archives: Air Quality

As air pollution in Swedish cities goes down, life expectancy goes up

New research has found that those living in the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö live on average one year longer today than 25 years ago, thanks to a decrease in the level of traffic pollution. Carried out by … Continue reading

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Sweden gives green light for cities to ban old diesel cars

Sweden’s towns will soon be allowed to ban old diesel engines from their town centres in an effort to improve the environment and combat air pollution, the government announced on Friday. Sweden’s centre-left Social Democrat-Green coalition government did not impose … Continue reading

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Air pollution from California fires equals a year’s worth of traffic, analyst says

According to local fire officials, buildings in California’s Napa and Sonoma counties were being evacuated on Monday morning, after multiple wildfires began spreading throughout the area with a thick smoke and large flames. According to the state Department of Forestry … Continue reading

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Stringent exhaust gas tests for cars in Europe 

As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. Empa already tested currently available cars with … Continue reading

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Growth of city trees can cut air pollution, says report 

Planting trees is a cost-effective way to tackle urban air pollution, which is a growing problem for many cities. A study by US-based The Nature Conservancy (TNC) reported than the average reduction of particulate matter near a tree was between … Continue reading

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Air quality warning issued in Tehama County

Smoke from forest fires burning throughout the North State continue to reach unhealthy – and even hazardous – levels, stinging the eyes and making it  difficult to breathe, Air quality in Shasta, Tehama, Trinity and other counties is at the … Continue reading

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China to roll out tough anti-smoking laws from today

China’s capital has long been a smokers’ paradise: there are few places one can find in Beijing, from taxi queues, tourist sites and restaurants to even lifts in office buildings and hospital waiting rooms, that are smoke-free. One in four … Continue reading

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‘Embrace green tech to clean up London’s toxic air’

Londoners were urged today to “embrace not fear” green technology, amid spiralling concerns over the death toll from toxic air on the capital’s streets. Lord Deben, chairman of Britain’s Committee on Climate Change, made the plea to dramatically speed up … Continue reading

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