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Denmark calls for EU strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars from 2030

Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, on Friday called for a strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars, including allowing the ban of sales at member state-level by 2030 to combat climate change. Denmark made the proposal … Continue reading

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Ireland breaking WHO air quality directions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned that Ireland needs to accelerate progress towards clean energy and environmentally-friendly transport options. The agency made the recommendations in its Air Quality Report for 2018, which has been launched today to coincide with … Continue reading

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EU Member States make only mixed progress in reducing emissions under UN convention, latest air pollution data shows

European Union (EU) Member States have made only mixed progress in reducing emissions of the most harmful air pollutants, according to updated data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The data is from the annual EU emission inventory … Continue reading

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Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … Continue reading

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Italian cities top smog index as EU ministers face air pollution grilling

Pressure has increased on Italy’s environment minister ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels after the World Health Organisation revealed that three Italian cities are the worst in Europe in terms of air pollution and smog. Turin, Milan and Naples … Continue reading

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5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe 

Excess emissions from diesel cars cause about 5,000 premature deaths annually across Europe, a new study shows. Since the late 1990s the share of diesel cars in the EU has risen to around 50% in the fleet, with important variations … Continue reading

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Air pollution, Europe’s largest environmental health hazard

Health issues surrounding air quality were brought into the spotlight this week with World Asthma Day, which takes place every year in May. There is no doubt that air pollution is unhealthy and that it aggravates conditions such as asthma. … Continue reading

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How European cities are trying to cut deadly air pollution 

As Paris steps up its crackdown on the city’s worst-polluting vehicles (in French), Euronews looks at what other European cities are doing to tackle the deadly problem. From today (Monday, January 16), the French capital will begin enforcing a scheme … Continue reading

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