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Air pollution: Madrid bans old cars to reduce emissions

Spanish authorities have introduced new driving restrictions in the centre of the country’s capital, Madrid, aimed at reducing air pollution by up to 40%. The tough measures mean motorists will have to test their vehicles’ emissions, with the oldest and … Continue reading

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Contaminated cities: New figures deal fresh blow to Spain’s fight against air pollution

2017 data released by the government show slight spike in nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition on Thursday released air quality data for 2017 that show a slight spike in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills more than 6,000 people in Spain every year

Deaths caused by pollution are eight times higher than those caused by car accidents AIR POLLUTION has prematurely killed 93,000 people in Spain over the last decade, new figures reveal. In the first study of its kind in Spain, researchers … 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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SMOKESCREEN: 13 Spanish cities accused of cover-up over ‘dangerous’ air pollution

AN ENVIRONMENTAL group in Spain has claimed that 16 cities “regularly surpass” harmful levels of air pollution but only three have told their residents. Ecologistas en Accion claim that A Coruña, Aviles, Bailen, Barcelona, Granada, Huelva, Lleida, Madrid, Murcia, Puertollano, … Continue reading

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Madrid reactivates anti-air pollution protocol 

The Madrid City Hall on Tuesday reactivated its anti-air pollution protocol and advised it would step up to level two of the protocol and its subsequent restrictions on traffic after levels of over 180 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide per cubic … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Barcelona rises by 48% on public transport strike days, study reveals

Air quality in the Spanish city of Barcelona deteriorates by as much as 48% during public transport strikes, researchers have found. The study found that alterations in public transport could trigger a rise in the number of private vehicle trips, which in … 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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