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Bergen restricts driving to ease air pollution

The New Year got off to a smoggy start in Norway’s West Coast city of Bergen. It’s best known for lots of rain and wind, but the stillness of cold winter days this week set off air pollution alarms that … Continue reading

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Delhi embraces car restrictions on key working day 

New restrictions on private cars, which are being enforced to tackle hazardous pollution levels in Delhi, faced their first serious test on Monday as residents headed back to work following the New Year weekend. The scheme was launched on Friday … Continue reading

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How will Delhi’s ‘odd-even’ car rationing work?

In a desperate bid to curb the alarming levels of pollution in the Indian capital, Delhi, authorities have announced that private cars with even and odd numbers plates would be allowed only on alternate days from Friday. The “odd-even” car … Continue reading

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Air pollution hits major Italian cities

Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna and other Italian cities are trying to face the high levels of air pollution with car bans Air pollution hit two of the largest Italian cities, Milan and Rome, and local authorities were forced to impose … Continue reading

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Milan local government bans traffic from city due to poor air quality 

Daytime ban on all vehicles in place until Wednesday alongside other measures across Italy to reduce air pollution The city of Milan was brought to a standstill on Monday after the local government barred all traffic within Italy’s fashion and … Continue reading

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Italy smog: Milan bans cars for three days to fight pollution 

Italy’s iconic Vespa scooters will vanish from the streets of Milan for three days next week, as authorities ban cars and motorcycles in an attempt to curb the city’s smog problem. Drivers in the northern city will have to leave … Continue reading

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Paris to stop traffic when air pollution spikes 

Mayor wins long-running battle to introduce emergency traffic bans when pollution from vehicles reaches dangerous levelsThe mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has won a long-running battle with the French government to introduce emergency traffic bans in the city when air … Continue reading

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Paris’s first attempt at car-free day brings big drop in air and noise pollution 

Vehicle ban, applied to just 30% of French capital, showed encouraging results – but new report says nation has far to go Paris’s “day without cars” last week led to such a dramatic drop in both air and noise pollution … Continue reading

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