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Dirty diesel: why ships are the worst offenders

In all the controversy over toxic air pollution from diesel cars, little is heard of a worse source of pollution – shipping. Large ocean-going ships tend to use bunker fuel, the world’s dirtiest diesel fuel – a toxic, tar-like sludge … Continue reading

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Keeping cool in the summer leads to increased air pollution 

As the weather warms, so does the use of air conditioners. But running these devices requires power plants to ratchet up electricity production, causing air polluting emissions to rise. An analysis of 27 states found that, on average, summer emissions … Continue reading

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Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test 

Drivers of polluting vehicles will have their emissions tracked next week in the first use of laser-based roadside technology in Scotland, The Scotsman has learned. A busy junction in North Lanarkshire will be used to test the device, which analyses … Continue reading

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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What causes air pollution?

By definition, pollution refers to any matter that is “out of place”. In other words, it is what happens when toxins, contaminants, and other harmful products are introduced into an environment, disrupting its normal patterns and functions. When it comes … Continue reading

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CO2 levels make largest recorded annual leap, Noaa data shows 

The last time the Earth saw such a sustained increase was over 11 millennia ago, says US science agency. Climate Home reports Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide last year rose by the biggest margin since records began, according to a … Continue reading

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Air pollution from Europe’s planes set to rise by nearly half 

EU study predicts 43% rise in NOx emissions from planes within two decades, due to increased air traffic Air pollution from planes in Europe is to rise by nearly half in the next two decades, according to the EU’s first … Continue reading

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MPs call for diesel cars scrappage scheme to tackle air pollution 

Environmental audit committee joins Boris Johnson in calling for payments to encourage people to ditch diesel cars, as part of measures to clean up UK air The government should consider a scrappage scheme for diesel cars to get polluting vehicles … Continue reading

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