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Smothered by Smog, Polish Cities Rank Among Europe’s Dirtiest

Burning coal is a part of daily life in Poland. As a result the country has some of the most polluted air in the European Union, and 33 of its 50 dirtiest cities. High atop the ski lift at Zar … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Cold snap worsens particle load of air

Particle pollution increases as the wind slows down and chilly weather prompts the lighting of more wood fires The last days of the “beast from the east” cold spell caused air pollution problems across large parts of the UK, Germany, Belgium … Continue reading

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Old Cars Bringing More Air Pollution to Croatia

When it comes to the impact of transport on air quality in Europe, cars in the Czech Republic, Poland and Estonia fare the worst and they are labelled by the Eco Experts organisation as the most toxic drivers, while Croatia … Continue reading

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Nine states censured by EU over illegally high air pollution levels

400,000 Europeans die prematurely every year from air pollution. The Czech Republic is one of nine EU states summoned to Brussels recently to explain what they’re doing about illegally high pollution levels. Officials from the nine, including Germany, Spain, France, Italy, … Continue reading

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Poland’s ‘airpocalypse’ rivals New Delhi smog

In one city, residents burn garbage to heat their homes and the local mine’s coal supplies are almost exhausted. You don’t need to use an alarm clock on Miners’ Day in the Polish city of Katowice – the 21-piece colliery … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … 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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Poland to curb imports of low-quality coal to fight air pollution 

Poland plans to curb imports of unsorted coal to improve the material its citizens use to warm their homes during winter and improve air quality in heavily polluted cities, the energy ministry said late on Wednesday. Cities such as fast-modernizing … Continue reading

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