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EU Commission launches legal action over UK air quality

The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for failing to deal with air pollution. The EU says that levels of nitrogen dioxide, mainly from diesel engines, are “excessive” in many British cities. The Commission says that this … Continue reading

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Air pollution: European commission launches legal action against the UK

The UK faces fines of up to £300m a year and embarrassing court appearances after the European commission launched legal proceedings against it for failing to reduce “excessive” levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution from traffic, despite 15 years … Continue reading

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London told to cut air pollution by 2020 – or face fines

London and other European cities which are defying European law by illegally polluting the air will have to dramatically reduce their vehicle emissions by 2020, the European commission has said. In a signal that Europe is running out of patience … Continue reading

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New petrol engines ’cause more air pollution’

New types of petrol engines are more damaging in terms of air pollution than traditional designs, according to new research. It has been found that new generation engines can release around 1,000 times more particles that can be damaging to … Continue reading

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Airborne pollution-scanning device maps Leicester’s air quality

University of Leicester physicists used their sophisticated air quality measuring spectrometer to produce striking “heatmap” style images of pollution levels in Leicester as part of the Airborne Air Quality Mapper (AAQM) project. The images show how levels of nitrogen dioxide … Continue reading

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Airlines face fines for air pollution within the EU

The European Commission has confirmed that ten Chinese and Indian airlines are facing fines for failure to follow rules designed to reduce air pollution. China Air and India Air are among the ten airline companies that could be fined and … Continue reading

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Air policy review one of four ‘key’ EU priorities

Environment commissioner Janez Potočnik announces that the review of air quality policy is one of the EU’s key environmental initiatives for 2013 and 2014 The EU’s review of its air quality policy is one of four key environmental initiatives for … Continue reading

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UK could face EU fines for “massaging” London’s pollution data

European Commission also preparing to sue UK over NO2 as part of air quality crackdown The European Commission is considering fresh legal action over the UK’s pollution problem following allegations London officials “massaged” air quality data last year in order … Continue reading

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