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Air pollution: Car industry hub Stuttgart urges auto ban 

Residents of one of Germany’s foremost car manufacturing bases have been asked to leave their vehicles at home after smog breached maximum safe levels. The south-western city of Stuttgart is home to Daimler – the makers of Mercedes – and … Continue reading

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Mapped: Europe’s Pollution Problem 

The Volkswagen emissions-testing scandal has put renewed focus on traffic pollution in European cities. Check nitrogen dioxide levels across Europe. Air pollution in many European cities has fallen thanks to stricter environmental rules over the past decade. But cities still … Continue reading

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Air pollution in cities: Bright facades and trees against heat and smog

Cities represent “heat islands” within their surroundings, which are characterized by many heat sources and small air flows. In southern Europe, bright buildings produce relief and provide for a cooler urban climate. Simulation calculations of KIT researchers for the city … Continue reading

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German cities show excessive air pollution levels

In many cities, air pollution from fine dust particles and nitrogen dioxide exceeds the maximum threshold levels, according to a new report from the Environment Ministry. EurActiv Germany reports. Residents of Stuttgart are currently exposed to the highest pollution levels … Continue reading

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Stuttgart, München, Hamburg – Die schmutzigste Luft Deutschlands

Zu viel Feinstaub in Stuttgart, zu hohe Stickoxid-Werte in München: In vielen deutschen Städten werden die gesetzlichen Grenzwerte überschritten. Wo ist die Luft besonders dreckig? Der Überblick. Dreckige Luft schadet der Gesundheit – sie kann auf Dauer sogar tödlich sein, … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson defends London’s record on air pollution

The Mayor of London’s office has strenuously defended the city’s record on air pollution, insisting that it is far from the worst polluted city, despite data showing that nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels have been higher than anywhere else yet recorded. … Continue reading

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