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Luxembourg and much of Europe choke under freezing smog

Heavy pollution enveloping much of Europe prompted emergency measures across the continent on Tuesday. A toxic cocktail of extreme cold, no wind and heavy burning of coal and wood for heating has left many regions shrouded in smog. In many … Continue reading

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Sofia Most Polluted Capital in Europe 

Sofia is the most polluted capital in Europe, showed data of the European Environment Agency. On Friday, an operation was launched for measuring harmful emissions from exhaust gases of vehicles. Units of the Road Police and Executive Agency Automobile Administration … Continue reading

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Bulgaria chokes on air pollution fueled by poverty

The smokestacks of Kremikovtzi steel mill on Sofia’s outskirts may have shut down years ago, but ancient cars ensure that Bulgaria’s capital is still the most polluted in Europe. When the steel plant went bankrupt in 2008, it did little … Continue reading

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