Tag Archives: Europe

Diesel cars are 10 times more toxic than trucks and buses, data shows

Stricter EU emissions testing for large vehicles means modern diesel cars produce 10 times more NOx per litre of fuel Modern diesel cars produce 10 times more toxic air pollution than heavy trucks and buses, new European data has revealed. … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Europe

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain or Bosnia-Herzegovina…. All these countries, whether big or small, are being threatened with the same problem: air pollution. According to the World Health Organisation, this is now the environmental factor causing the greatest concern … Continue reading

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Paris drives old cars off the streets in push to improve air quality 

Vehicles made before January 1997 banned from streets of French capital from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday Paris has banned old cars from its streets in a war on air pollution that environmentalists hope will also drive dirty vehicles … Continue reading

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Oslo votes to slash emissions 95% by 2030 

Oslo city council will ban cars from its city centre by 2019 as it seeks to meet a new goal of wiping out practically all of its greenhouse gas emissions. Late on Wednesday Socialist, Labour and Green parties voted to slash … Continue reading

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Urgent action needed to stop terrifying rise in air pollution, warns OECD 

Toxic air set to cause as many as 9 million premature deaths a year around the world in the next four decades, with economic costs rising to trillions a year Air pollution is becoming a “terrifying” problem around the globe, … Continue reading

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Paris Addresses Air Pollution With Ban on Old Cars 

The city is just one of many European cities with an air pollution problem Paris will ban cars registered before 1997 from traveling in the city center during the day, the latest in a string of measures aimed at tackling the … Continue reading

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Cities to EU: If you don′t act on air pollution, we will 

Ministers and mayors have signed a pact to increase cities’ efforts to tackle air pollution within the European Union. It comes as national European governments are poised to water down air pollution limits. Representatives of city governments across Europe signed … Continue reading

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Farms a major source of air pollution, study finds

Emissions from farms outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China, according to new research. The culprit: fumes from nitrogen-rich fertilizers and animal waste combine in the air with … Continue reading

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