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Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … Continue reading

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Roman beekeepers study air pollution using honey

Italian beekeepers are working with the country’s Carabinieri police to learn more about the state of the air in the Eternal City. On the roof of a building in the heart of the capital that houses the Italian Federation of … Continue reading

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Rome will ban diesel cars by 2024

Rome, one of Europe’s most traffic-clogged cities and home to thousands of ancient outdoor monuments threatened by pollution, plans to ban diesel cars from the center by 2024, its mayor said. Virginia Raggi announced the decision on her Facebook page … 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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Smog levels way above safe limits in northern Italy

“Italian cities need to breathe again,” the country’s environmental organization, Legambiente, warned on Monday, as it reported that the first month of 2017 has seen nine Italian towns pass safe limits for air pollution on at least half of the … Continue reading

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Air pollution hits major Italian cities

Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna and other Italian cities are trying to face the high levels of air pollution with car bans Air pollution hit two of the largest Italian cities, Milan and Rome, and local authorities were forced to impose … Continue reading

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Milan local government bans traffic from city due to poor air quality 

Daytime ban on all vehicles in place until Wednesday alongside other measures across Italy to reduce air pollution The city of Milan was brought to a standstill on Monday after the local government barred all traffic within Italy’s fashion and … Continue reading

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Weather worsens seasonal air pollution in Italian cities 

Rome is limiting auto circulation, and other Italian cities have been offering free bus rides to encourage public transport use as the country battles seasonal air pollution that has been worsened this year by long spells of no rain and … Continue reading

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