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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains—Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays. All across the continent, tens of millions of people live and … Continue reading

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City of Amsterdam to ban polluting cars from 2030

Gasoline and diesel fueled cars and motorcycles will be banned from Amsterdam from 2030 in an effort to clean up the city’s air, the Dutch capital’s council said on Thursday. “Pollution often is a silent killer and is one of … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities: Is air pollution improving in Paris and London?

For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities — London and Paris — measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 years. In a paper, published today … Continue reading

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Childhood obesity linked to air pollution from vehicles

Research suggests first year ‘critical window’ in which toxic air can increase weight gain Early exposure to air pollution from vehicles increases the risk of children becoming obese, new research has found. High levels of nitrogen dioxide, which is emitted … Continue reading

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Will Germany’s diesel bans just push its pollution problem to Poland?

Rich countries are exporting their air pollution problems to poorer states in central and eastern Europe, new figures show. More than 350,000 ‘dirty diesel’ vehicles were exported to Poland last year, according to data from NGO Transport & Environment. Another … Continue reading

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Brussels imposes €350 fine on dirtiest diesels

Drivers of the most polluting diesel vehicles can now be fined in Brussels after a grace period expired on Sunday (30 September), just as air pollution in the Belgian capital looks ready to heavily influence local elections. Anyone driving diesel … Continue reading

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German court says Frankfurt must ban older diesel cars

Frankfurt, Germany’s financial center, must ban highly-polluting, older diesel vehicles from the city center from next February as part of a plan to improve air quality, the country’s administrative court ruled on Wednesday. The decision by the court in Wiesbaden … Continue reading

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Air pollution leads to cardiovascular diseases: Mechanisms that cause vascular damage

Mechanisms that cause vascular damage Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 per cent of deaths occur as a result of cardiovascular diseases. Scientists around Professor Thomas Münzel, … Continue reading

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