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Scientists at Bremen University tracking air pollution in our cities

“You have probably used an app on your mobile phone to get the weather forecast. Now, thanks to a satellite network and ground-based stations, it is possible to get through an app on your phone information about pollution in your … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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Stuttgart residents sue mayor for ‘bodily harm’ caused by air pollution

To highlight the dangerous air quality in the German city, which breached EU limits 25 times in January, two neighbours lodged a criminal complaint against city officials. Popular resistance to Stuttgart’s pollution problem is growing On a frosty Friday evening … Continue reading

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German city bans older diesel cars to combat air pollution

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting next year. The measure is intended to reduce levels of fine particulate matter found in diesel emissions that are harmful to human health. … Continue reading

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … 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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Germany ‘pollution spike’ follows New Year’s Eve fireworks 

New Year’s Eve fireworks contributed to dangerously high levels of pollution in several German cities, official figures suggest. In Munich, particulate levels briefly reached 26 times the EU-recommended daily limit of 50 micrograms of particulates per cubic metre of air. … Continue reading

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Air pollution limits are not strict enough to tackle public health dangers, scientists warn

Breathing in high levels of soot and other tiny particles from fossil fuels may have a similar effect on blood pressure as being overweight Living in the most polluted parts of a city appears to have a similar effect on your blood … Continue reading

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