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Milan and Turin ban automobiles to fight smog and air air pollution

A pair of northern ‘s largest cities have introduced traffic restrictions in a bid to tackle  and smog. Bans on certain types of vehicle have been introduced temporarily in and , both of which have exceeded safe limits for pollution in recent … Continue reading

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These 25 cities have the worst air quality in Italy

Dozens of Italian cities are in the air pollution danger zone. That’s according to environmental non-profit Legambiente, which released a special report this week detailing the scale of Italy’s pollution problems. By mid-October 25 Italian cities had already exceeded the European … 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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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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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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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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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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Cash for cycling: polluted Milan might pay commuters to bike to work 

With its serious pollution problem and notorious driving styles, Milan is hardly renowned as a cycle-friendly city – but a radical new scheme aims to change that Famed for Vespas, Fiat 500s and a somewhat erratic driving style, Italy is … Continue reading

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