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Hadapsar, Navi peth, Mandai have the worst air quality in Pune 

Besides chemical pollutants, particulate matter is also above the standard level prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board. In an alarming revelation, the Pune Municipal Corporation’s environment status report (ESR) 2016-17 claimed that Hadapsar has been recorded as one of … Continue reading

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Dodgy diesel emissions kill 5000 a year in Europe

The test-dodging tricks of some diesel car manufacturers result in extra pollution that is responsible for around 5000 premature deaths a year, according to a new study. About 5000 people across Europe die prematurely every year because of discrepancies between … Continue reading

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Diesel cars pump out 50 per cent more toxic emissions than they should, major report finds

Diesel cars are pumping out 50 per cent more toxic emissions than they should be if all were complying with pollution laws, researchers have found. In Europe the failure to meet emissions standards could be leading to the deaths of … Continue reading

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Traffic-related air pollutants – priority carcinogens 

Approximately one third of the Canadian population is exposed to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) where they live (defined as areas located 500m on either side of highways or 100m on either side of major urban roads).1 Concentrations of air pollution … Continue reading

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Global air pollution crisis ‘must not be left to private sector’ 

Energy authority says governments must take responsibility, and investment would pay for itself in health benefits The global air pollution crisis killing more than 6 million people a year must be tackled by governments as a matter of urgency and … Continue reading

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Huge cruise ships will worsen London air pollution, campaigners warn 

Resident groups mounting a high court challenge to plans for a new wharf in Greenwich say diesel emissions from docked liners would breach legal limits Toxic fumes from large cruise liners powered by giant diesel engines will worsen London’s air pollution … Continue reading

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Wildland fire emissions worse in polluted areas: Study shows biomass grown in areas of poor air quality releases more pollutants when burned than biomass grown in clean air 

When plant matter burns, it releases a complex mixture of gases and aerosols into the atmosphere. In forests subject to air pollution, these emissions may be more toxic than in areas of good air quality, according to a new study … Continue reading

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European politicians back new law to reduce air pollution

The European Parliament on Wednesday backed a new draft law to cut toxins in the air and halve the number of premature deaths caused by pollution. Environment campaigners, however, said the plans are too conservative and the proposed limits for … Continue reading

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