Tag Archives: Year Of Air

Air policy review one of four ‘key’ EU priorities

Environment commissioner Janez Potočnik announces that the review of air quality policy is one of the EU’s key environmental initiatives for 2013 and 2014 The EU’s review of its air quality policy is one of four key environmental initiatives for … Continue reading

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Road traffic pollution as serious as passive smoke in the development of childhood asthma

New research conducted in 10 European cities has estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads. The results are comparable to the burden associated with passive smoking: the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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EU urged to crack down on pollution in ‘year of air’

Poll reveals air quality is a key concern for the public as Defra and ClientEarth prepare for Supreme Court hearing Policy makers will today face renewed calls to introduce stronger measures to tackle poor air quality, as a survey reveals … Continue reading

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The great Boris information smog

On this date in 1952, London was devoured by The Great Smog, a five-day air pollution catastrophe that might eventually have claimed 12,000 lives. Sixty years on, the Information Commissioner has a solicitor’s letter in his in-tray. It complains on … Continue reading

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City coughs up for hi-tech sensors to track pollution

Edinburgh is to become the first local authority area in Scotland to track levels of pollution hourly in a bid to cut down on harmful emissions. Environment chiefs are to install 20 advanced sensors along the A8 through Corstorphine – … Continue reading

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