2011-2

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Half of all Americans breathe polluted air

The United States has made progress in cleaning up air pollution, but 154.5 million people, about half the population, live where the air is so polluted with smog ..
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Multiple benefits from stricter global vehicle emission controls

Non-CO2 air pollutants from motor vehicles have traditionally been controlled to protect air quality and health, but they also affect climate. In a new study ..
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WHO: Traffic noise major threat to health

Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem affecting health after air pollution, says a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Spanish motorway speed limits cut fuel use

A cut in motorway speed limits introduced by Spain appears to have reduced seasonally-adjusted fuel consumption by 8.4 per cent in its first month in ..
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Proposal for new minimum tax on fuels

The European Commission proposes a minimum tax rate for CO2 on transport and heating fuels from 2013 and minimum rates for energy based on the energy ..
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Pressure on London to act on PM pollution

Under a decision to grant a "temporary, conditional time extension" for meeting limits for the concentration of dangerous airborne particles (PM10), the UK ..
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Standards for new boilers underway

The European Commission circulated in early April a draft of ecodesign and energy labelling standards for new boilers. It hopes to agree the ecodesign standard ..
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Sweden condemned

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has condemned Sweden for having exceeded EU air quality limits on PM10 in three areas including Stockholm and Gothenburg.
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Belgium to court

Belgium has so far failed to effectively tackle excess emissions of health-damaging particles (PM10) in eight zones across the country, and is therefore ..
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Romania warned

In Romania, 17 areas have been found to exceed PM10 limits. Romania applied for an exemption in 2010 for 11 of these 17 areas, but the Commission turned down ..
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