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Smog levels way above safe limits in northern Italy

“Italian cities need to breathe again,” the country’s environmental organization, Legambiente, warned on Monday, as it reported that the first month of 2017 has seen nine Italian towns pass safe limits for air pollution on at least half of the … 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 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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Turin smog puts half of children at health risk: study 

Half of children living in the northern city of Turin are at increased risk of illness due to pollution, new research shows. The high levels of air pollution lead to a mutation in DNA, according to the ‘Mapec Life’ study … Continue reading

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Traffic blocks in place as smog engulfs Italy 

Italy’s major cities have introduced restrictions on cars and other motor vehicles to combat dangerously high levels of air pollution. The situation is most serious in Milan, where safe limits of fine particles have been surpassed more than 60 days … Continue reading

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UK has second-highest number of deaths from NO2 pollution in Europe

Only Italy has more annual deaths from nitrogen dioxide, according to a report by the European Environment Agency The UK is second only to Italy in Europe for the highest number of annual deaths from a major air pollutant, a … 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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This City Wants to Pay People to Bike to Work

It wouldn’t be the first one. One of the E.U.’s most polluted cities is working to change its commuters’ habits. Milan is considering implementing a program that would compensate people who bike to work, Fast Company reports. It’s consistently ranked … Continue reading

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