Air pollution

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Cruise ships poison the air

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest luxury cruise operator, emitted nearly 10 times more harmful sulphur dioxide (SO2) around European coasts than did all 260 million EU passenger cars in 2017 ...
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Global SO2 air pollution hotspots mapped

The Norilsk smelter complex in Russia continues to be the largest sulphur dioxide emission hotspot in the world.
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Ammonia pollution damaging more than 60% of UK land

Over 60 per cent of the United Kingdom land area currently receives ammonia concentrations above the critical level set to protect lichens and bryophytes (1μg m-3).
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Toxic air will shorten children’s lives by 20 months

The life expectancy of children born today will be shortened by 20 months on average by breathing the toxic air that is widespread across the globe ...
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Global coal power emissions mapped

Closing down the 10 per cent most polluting coal-fired plants would reduce air pollution health impacts from coal power generation by nearly two-thirds.
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How air pollution is doing more than killing us

The air we breathe could be changing our behaviour in ways we are only just beginning to understand.
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Transport’s true cost to the environment

The European Commission has shared the preliminary results of a study on the negative effects that transport has on the environment, health, air quality and climate ...
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Set strict emission limits for power plants

It is now up to the member states to set ambitious emission standards for large combustion plants, in line with the strictest recommended air pollution limit values.
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Satellite observations reveal ammonia hotspots

Researchers have used daily satellite observations to identify point sources of ammonia emissions over the globe. They found 248 hotspots ...
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What are the health costs of pollution?

The European Commission has published a Future Brief that explores how to assign an economic value to the health impacts of three types of pollution ...
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