Tag Archives: European Environment Agency (EEA)

Madrid and Barcelona issued EU ultimatum over pollution levels 

The European Commission has given Spain two months to comply with EU air pollution standards or face a hefty face. Spain was among five member states to be issued the ultimatum  for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution … 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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Air pollution ’causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe’

Air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned. People in urban areas are especially at risk, with around 85% exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at levels deemed harmful … Continue reading

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Log fires or traffic fumes: what’s the real cause of Bergen’s air pollution? 

A recent spate of bad air days caused the Norwegian city to introduce a controversial alternate-day car ban. Yet research shows the burning of logs in homes is a far bigger contributor to Bergen’s pollution problems The air quality in … Continue reading

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Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution 

World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion The World Health Organisation has issued a stark new warning about deadly levels of pollution in many of the world’s biggest … 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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Poland’s second city to ban coal use after anti-smog law approved

Krakow says it will introduce a ban on burning coal in households, offices and restaurants, despite protection of the industry becoming an election issue The Mayor of Krakow has told the Guardian he will introduce a ban on coal use … Continue reading

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Diesel cars: Is it time to switch to a cleaner fuel?

In the 1920s, pregnant women were encouraged to drink Guinness to increase their iron intake. For decades we were all told to avoid fatty butter and eat synthetic margarine. Both pieces of so-called health advice have since been debunked. We … Continue reading

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