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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains—Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays. All across the continent, tens of millions of people live and … Continue reading

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EU auditors to assess anti-pollution efforts by testing Brussels air 

The European Court of Auditors is to embark on a comprehensive review of the European Union’s efforts to curb air pollution, the main environmental cause of premature deaths in the EU, the court said on Thursday (21 September). The Luxembourg-based Court will … Continue reading

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Luxembourg and much of Europe choke under freezing smog

Heavy pollution enveloping much of Europe prompted emergency measures across the continent on Tuesday. A toxic cocktail of extreme cold, no wind and heavy burning of coal and wood for heating has left many regions shrouded in smog. In many … Continue reading

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Polish cities offer free transport to fight smog

The Polish capital offered free public transport on Monday to encourage residents to leave their cars at home and stop contributing to the world’s worst smog. The cities of Krakow and Kielce also announced similar incentives amid stifling pollution, reported … Continue reading

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Kraków issues smog warning 

The southern Polish city of Kraków issued a warning on Thursday in the wake of a dramatic increase in smog.A statement released by the city hall advised that the most vulnerable groups, including asthmatics, children and the elderly, “should avoid … Continue reading

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Krakow’s Air Quality Among the Worst in the World 

It is impossible not to notice the thick smogs that periodically blanket Krakow, or to wonder what they are doing to your lungs, but even on seemingly clear days the city’s air is among the most polluted in Europe with … 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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Poland: Europe’s most polluted country in trouble with the EU but still won’t clean up coal

After ten years of extreme pollution that shows no sign of abating, the European Commission has told Poland to clean up its air or else it’ll be taken to the EU Court of Justice. Poland’s air pollution causes around 43,000 premature deaths a year, … Continue reading

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