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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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Indonesia burning: forest fires predicted to be worst on record 

There are widespread forest fires in Indonesia almost every year during the dry season, but this year’s are proving particularly devastating, destroying vast tracts of jungle and blanketing neighbouring countries in toxic smog How serious are this year’s fires? Nasa … Continue reading

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UK toxic car pollution tests delayed by lack of equipment 

The government has little idea of how much deadly nitrogen oxide (NOx) is being emitted by individual passenger cars because it has only one £100,000 machine able to test real-world emissions, it has emerged. Until now, government vehicle inspectors have … Continue reading

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US steams ahead with new rules to curb pollution by superyachts 

No self-respecting oligarch these days can afford to be without a superyacht. Ownership of a bling boat is as obligatory as the Ferrari in the triple garage and the private jet on standby. However, within months any billionaire wanting to … Continue reading

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