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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘final warning’ from European Commission to UK 

The European Commission has sent a “final warning” to the UK over breaches of air pollution limits. It said limits had been repeatedly exceeded in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow. Germany, France, Spain and Italy were also … Continue reading

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Time is ‘running out’ to protect London children: major air pollution warning from top doctors 

More than 220 doctors today warned time is “running out” to tackle Britain’s toxic air scandal to protect a generation of young children. The medics, including more than 100 from London, wrote to Theresa May urging her to start phasing … Continue reading

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Public transport users exposed to more pollutants

Commuters who use public transport are exposed to up to eight times the level of pollutants as motorists, a study has found. Researchers discovered that passengers are exposed to cancer-causing particulates, which come from dust in the air and vehicle … Continue reading

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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good 

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading

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The war against air pollution has begun – and it will be fought in cities 

The air pollution crisis is getting worse. As the world becomes increasingly urbanised, the battle will be won or lost on the streets of our cities You never see ‘air pollution’ written as the cause on death certificates,” an expert … Continue reading

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A plan to clean up Britain’s toxic air 

Pollution shortens Londoners’ lives by between nine and 16 months GAZING out over London’s chimneys, Liverpool’s docks or Edinburgh’s spires can cloud a tourist’s judgment. Air pollution “plagues” Britain, says one UN official. The capital is particularly nasty, and compares … Continue reading

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Cornwall homeowners ‘could be moved to escape air pollution’

Residents in pollution hotspots could be relocated under new clean air proposals. Cornwall Council is to discuss the plans, which could include compulsory purchases of properties in areas with “particularly poor air quality”, later. The council admitted the scheme was … Continue reading

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