Number of German cities with poor air quality more than halved in 2019

By |junij 10th, 2020|Air Pollution, air quality, France, Germany, News, Pollution, transport|

Air quality in Germany is getting better. Last year, only 25 instead of 57 cities exceeded the limit values for nitrogen dioxide. However, experts are warning this is based on short-term effects and suggest now is the time to rethink transport. EURACTI...

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Lifting the haze: Why air pollution action doesn’t stop at cars

By |junij 5th, 2020|Air Pollution, ammonia emissions, fertilisers, Germany, News|

As Germany faces a national lawsuit on air pollution, Ugo Taddei asks: should other countries worry?

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Truck drivers deserve an honest discussion, away from protectionist stereotypes

By |maj 8th, 2020|Air Pollution, Bulgaria, mobility package, News, truck transport|

In the context of the Covid-19 crisis, the truck transport industry that ensures the security of supplies and food on our tables deserves praise, and an honest and transparent discussion, away from protectionist stereotypes, writes Petar Vitanov.

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Bikes starting to push cars out of cities thanks to COVID-19

By |maj 8th, 2020|Air Pollution, Berlin, bicyle paths, Bikes, Brussels, car traffic, congestion, corona lanes, coronavirus, COVID-19, European Union, health crisis, News, Paris, pop-up bicycles lanes|

Curfews have paralysed traffic as the COVID-19 pandemic hit many cities, which have started to use this opportunity to promote the bicycle revolution and ban cars from their inner cities. EURACTIV Germany takes a look at Paris, Brussels and Berlin.

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Activists concerned over increase in waste smuggling in Romania

By |april 12th, 2020|Air Pollution, mafia, News, Romania|

Peacocks may not be the first thing visitors expect to see at a cement plant. But a factory in the Romanian town of Fieni has built a spacious aviary for the birds in a bid to convince the public of its environmental credentials.

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Air pollution plummets as virus curbs traffic, new data reveals

By |marec 25th, 2020|Air Pollution, European Environment Agency, European Space Agency, News, NO2|

Pollution levels have dropped by more than 50% in parts of Europe, according to new figures published by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) on Wednesday (25 March), as coronavirus lockdown measures empty city streets of traffic.

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Air pollution ‘likely’ to increase mortality from COVID19: experts

By |marec 16th, 2020|Air Pollution, coronavirus, News|

Air pollution from petrol and diesel vehicles is likely to increase mortality from the novel coronavirus in cities, public health experts told AFP Monday (16 March).

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Air pollution main risk factor for mortality worldwide, says new study

By |marec 4th, 2020|Air Pollution, life expectancy, mortality rate, News, WHO, World Health Organisation|

Air pollution is the world's leading cause of mortality as it reduces a person's lifespan by three years on average, according to a study published on Tuesday (3 March). EURACTIV's partner Le Journal de l'Environment reports.

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How air quality rules stack up across Europe

By |november 27th, 2019|Air Pollution, air quality, News|

Air quality is rapidly becoming more and more of an emotionally-charged subject as the health implications become more explicit. Here is how things stand at both EU and national level.

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International alliance of cities commits to tackling air pollution

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Air Pollution, air quality, António Guterres, C40, Copenhagen, environmental protection, Health, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, World mayors summit|

Poor air quality causes 422,000 premature deaths deaths each year in Europe and EU member states have repeatedly been singled out for exceeding pollution thresholds. At the C40 Summit on Friday (11 October), 35 cities decided to take the matter into th...

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