Air pollution

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Nine million Londoners under threat from particle pollution

Although transport is the main source, between a quarter and a third of London’s PM pollution comes from domestic wood burning.
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Ban on high-sulphur diesel

China has announced that from 1 November 2017 it would stop domestic sales of diesel with sulphur content higher than 10 parts per millions (ppm), typically used by tractors and ships ...
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New city PM pollution atlas

A new report entitled “Urban PM2.5 Atlas – Air quality in European cities” and produced by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides information on the levels ...
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Dirty dozen – biggest polluters

Polish lignite plant Belchatow and British coal plant Drax continue to dominate Europe’s most polluting point sources in 2015.
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Huge benefits from ending subsidies to fossil fuel

Fossil fuel subsidies support an industry that causes premature deaths and ill-health worldwide – the health costs associated with fossil fuel use are more than sixfold the subsidies.
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Real-world diesel car emissions

A new study has compared official laboratory-test and on-road nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for 541 Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel passenger cars, representing 145 of the most popular European models.
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Ozone causes one million premature deaths

Because ozone is transported over long distances, action to reduce ozone precursor pollutants is needed at local, national, regional and global scales.
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Global ship emissions calculated

A new study by the Finnish Meteorological Institute provides detailed information on ship emissions by using real-time data on international shipping traffic. It calculated that global ship emissions in 2015 amounted to 831 million tonnes ...
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Scrapping CAP direct payments would reduce nitrogen emissions

Direct payments to farmers are a driver for increased fertiliser use and higher animal intensity, and consequently increased environmental impact.
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Tighter emission limits for EU power plants

Large combustion plants will have to meet new mandatory standards for the release of toxic air pollutants under the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive from 2021.
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