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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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Marseille to cut port dues for eco-friendly ships

Marseille Fos has joined the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) and is set to reduce port dues for ships performing better than required under air pollution regulations. From July 1 this year the incentive will apply to eligible ships among … Continue reading

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Air pollution, Europe’s largest environmental health hazard

Health issues surrounding air quality were brought into the spotlight this week with World Asthma Day, which takes place every year in May. There is no doubt that air pollution is unhealthy and that it aggravates conditions such as asthma. … Continue reading

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Air pollution in France kills 48,000 people each year

Air pollution is behind the deaths of 48,000 people in France each year, and most of these deaths are preventable, a new study has found. It’s no secret that pollution is a huge problem in the major cities in France, … Continue reading

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Mapped: Europe’s Pollution Problem 

The Volkswagen emissions-testing scandal has put renewed focus on traffic pollution in European cities. Check nitrogen dioxide levels across Europe. Air pollution in many European cities has fallen thanks to stricter environmental rules over the past decade. But cities still … Continue reading

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