Air quality

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Harmful air pollution levels still much too high

Air pollution remains the largest environmental health risk in Europe. Despite slow improvements, it is still responsible for more than 400,000 premature deaths every year.
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Citizens support diesel bans to tackle air pollution

Two-thirds of EU citizens support the introduction of low-emission zones banning polluting cars from city centres, according to a recent survey.
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More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

Every day around 93 per cent (1.8 billion) of the world’s children under the age of 15 years breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. For the year 2016, the WHO ...
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Six countries taken to court over air quality breaches

If EU countries do not urgently address their air pollution problems, the European Court of Justice can impose fines amounting to millions of euro.
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Frankfurt must ban older diesel cars

Frankfurt must ban highly-polluting, older diesel vehicles from the city centre from February 2019 as part of a plan to improve air quality, the Administrative Court in Wiesbaden ruled on 5 September. ClientEarth lawyer ...
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London ULEZ to expand from October 2021

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone will expand out to the North and South Circular roads from 25 October 2021 and cover an area 18 times larger than the Central London ULEZ, the Mayor of London ...
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Diesel cars cause high health costs

Recent research by scientists at the University of Oxford and University of Bath suggests that the health damage effects associated with diesel vehicle emissions are around 20 times greater than electric vehicles ...
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Editorial: Everyone's right to clean air

Evidence of the health hazards posed by air pollutants is clear and unambiguous. Air pollution particularly affects vulnerable groups such as infants, children, the elderly and ...
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11 more court cases over Germany’s dirty air

Following the victory in Germany’s highest court in February, environmental organisations Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and ClientEarth are now taking legal action against ...
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Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis

Smog in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, according to a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund ...
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