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Cutting PM pollution saves lives and money

Further reductions in pollutant emissions to levels that achieve the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual air quality guideline for fine particles (PM2.5) of 10 micrograms/cubic metre in ..
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New boiler emissions standards save lives

In response to federal court orders, the US Environmental Protection Agency is issuing final Clean Air Act standards that reduce toxic air emissions, including mercury and soot, from ..
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Database on impacts of electricity generation

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its databases that help Americans understand the health and environmental impacts of electricity generation ..
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Coal-fired power could be considerably cleaner

A new report by the American Lung Association, entitled “Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants”, documents a range of hazardous air pollutants emitted from ..
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Air pollution control saved 160,000 lives

The benefits of reducing fine particle and ground-level ozone pollution under the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments will reach approximately US$2 trillion in 2020 while saving 230,000 people ..
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Spanish cities hiding air pollution problem

Spain’s environmental prosecutor, Antonio Vercher, has launched an investigation into suspected manipulation of air pollution data in the country’s largest cities. In 2009 the Madrid ..
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Non-compliance with EU air quality laws

Both Poland and Belgium have failed to transpose into national law the 2008 EU air quality directive. Consequently, the European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Poland ..
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Industrial Emissions Directive published

The new Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) has been published and entered into force. Directive 2010/75/EU updates and merges seven pieces of existing legislation directives on solvents ..
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Industrial Emissions Directive published

The new Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) has been published and entered into force. Directive 2010/75/EU updates and merges seven pieces of existing legislation directives on solvents ..
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Climate policy links to air quality

A Dutch study has found that climate policy is likely to bring benefits to the country’s air quality by 2020. Measures that stimulate energy saving, energy efficiency, and the use of wind, solar ..
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