Tag Archives: Europe

Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … Continue reading

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Human activity has polluted European air for 2,000 years 

A new study combining European ice core data and historical records of the infamous Black Death pandemic of 1349-1353 shows metal mining and smelting have polluted the environment for thousands of years, challenging the widespread belief that environmental pollution began … Continue reading

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Thousands of pollution deaths worldwide linked to western consumers – study 

Study shows extent to which US and western European demand for clothes, toys and mobile phones contributes to air pollution in developing countries Western consumers who buy cheap imported toys, clothes and mobile phones are indirectly contributing to tens of … Continue reading

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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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