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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains—Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays. All across the continent, tens of millions of people live and … Continue reading

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Poland to curb imports of low-quality coal to fight air pollution 

Poland plans to curb imports of unsorted coal to improve the material its citizens use to warm their homes during winter and improve air quality in heavily polluted cities, the energy ministry said late on Wednesday. Cities such as fast-modernizing … Continue reading

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Polish cities offer free transport to fight smog

The Polish capital offered free public transport on Monday to encourage residents to leave their cars at home and stop contributing to the world’s worst smog. The cities of Krakow and Kielce also announced similar incentives amid stifling pollution, reported … Continue reading

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Public transport in Warsaw free today amid pollution worries 

Warsaw City Hall on Thursday for the first time gave residents free access to public transport across the capital in a bid to reduce high air pollution. Warsaw Deputy Mayor Michał Olszewski said: “We urge residents to leave their cars … Continue reading

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Poland: Europe’s most polluted country in trouble with the EU but still won’t clean up coal

After ten years of extreme pollution that shows no sign of abating, the European Commission has told Poland to clean up its air or else it’ll be taken to the EU Court of Justice. Poland’s air pollution causes around 43,000 premature deaths a year, … Continue reading

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Clearing up Europe’s air pollution hotspots

Current air quality legislation in Europe will lead to significant improvements in particulate matter pollution, but without further emission control efforts, many areas of Europe will continue to see air pollution levels above the limits of the EU and the … Continue reading

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