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People burning wet wood on inefficient stoves ‘poisoning themselves’

Study highlights ‘shocking contribution’ of domestic wood and coal fires to air pollution, which causes 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK People burning wet wood on inefficient stoves are poisoning themselves and their neighbours, according to a new … Continue reading

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Smothered by Smog, Polish Cities Rank Among Europe’s Dirtiest

Burning coal is a part of daily life in Poland. As a result the country has some of the most polluted air in the European Union, and 33 of its 50 dirtiest cities. High atop the ski lift at Zar … Continue reading

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Coal burning aggravating air pollution: Greenpeace 

Burning of coal is major source of air pollution, and thermal power plants including, those in NCR, are the main culprits for increase in deadly pollutants all over the country during past five years, a new report on Monday claimed. … Continue reading

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Poland’s second city to ban coal use after anti-smog law approved

Krakow says it will introduce a ban on burning coal in households, offices and restaurants, despite protection of the industry becoming an election issue The Mayor of Krakow has told the Guardian he will introduce a ban on coal use … Continue reading

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Air pollution killed 550 people in Northern Ireland in one year

Air pollution killed 550 people in Northern Ireland in 2011, according to a new study. That represented almost 4% of annual deaths here, the study by the Department of the Environment (DoE) said. The purpose of the cross-border study carried … Continue reading

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Cheap coal ‘threatens UK pollution targets’

Coal on the global market is so cheap that it threatens government attempts to tackle climate change, the chairman of the Environment Agency has warned. Lord Smith says the UK’s share of electricity generated by coal is up to a … Continue reading

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