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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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European air pollution exceeds legal limits

The human toll for poor air quality is worse than for road traffic accidents, with air pollution responsible for more than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU each year. (Source: European Environment Agency – EEA). Read on to find out … Continue reading

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Many European countries’ air pollutant emissions above legal limits

Air pollutant emissions in the EU continue to exceed legal limits, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today. Preliminary data for 2013 shows that ten EU Member States exceeded one or more of their emission … Continue reading

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Eleven countries exceed air pollution emission limits

The European Environment Agency has said that air pollutants are still being emitted above legal limits in the EU. Recent data from the EU Member States shows that a number of countries continued to breach their emission ceilings in 2012. … Continue reading

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Eleven EU nations exceed air pollution ceilings – EEA

Eleven European Union nations breached ceilings for air pollution in 2012 despite plans to avert health-damaging smog of the sort that choked Paris this month, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Monday. The number rose from 10 in 2011, … Continue reading

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€46 billion a year: the air pollution cost of road haulage

Air pollution has hidden economic and health costs; causing some 3 million sick days and 350,000 premature deaths in Europe each year, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). A new technical study from the European NGO entitled ‘Road user … Continue reading

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