Air quality

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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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WHO: 9 out of 10 people breathing polluted air

Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. Nine out of ten people globally are breathing polluted air, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports ...
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Consultation on Ambient Air Quality Directives

A public consultation announced in early May aims to collect views from stakeholders on the level of awareness of air quality challenges in general and the provisions of the Ambient Air Quality Directives ...
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Diesels in low-emission zones?

More than 90 per cent of Euro 6 diesel cars on sale today don’t meet the EU emission limits on the road but are still exempt from low-emission zones or diesel bans.
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