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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In legal first, court faults France over air pollution

By |junij 26th, 2019|Air Pollution, diesel, fine particles, News, Paris, particulate matter|

A court on Tuesday (25 June) found the French state had failed to take sufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, a legal first in the country hailed by environmental campaigners as a victory for victims of dirty air.

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Microplastics also travel through the air, says new study

By |april 24th, 2019|Air Pollution, CNRS, Microplastics, News|

Microplatics are not only found in the world’s oceans but can also reach isolated areas by air, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience on 15 April. EURACTIV’s partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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Microplastics also travel through the air, says new study

By |april 24th, 2019|Air Pollution, CNRS, Microplastics, News|

Microplatics are not only found in the world’s oceans but can also reach isolated areas by air, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience on 15 April. EURACTIV’s partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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Brussels air quality tumbles, fails to trigger free transport

By |marec 1st, 2019|Air Pollution, News|

Fine particle matter in the EU capital’s air exceeded a warning threshold on Thursday (28 February) but did not worsen enough to trigger free public transport. In a separate development, one of the EU’s top lawyers urged governments to put monitoring stations where pollution is highest.

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Brussels mulls free public transport for all

By |februar 1st, 2019|Air Pollution, Brussels, Luxembourg, News|

The new vice-president of the Belgian capital’s transport operator (STIB) has suggested rolling out free public transport for residents during the evening or on weekends. His socialist party has upped the ante and suggested it should be free every day.

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UK’s clean air drive undermined by Brexit, campaigners say

By |januar 15th, 2019|Air Pollution, Air Quality Directive, Ambient Air Quality Directive, News|

Britain’s latest clean air strategy sets significantly tighter air pollution limits than the EU’s, but could lack the regulatory teeth to enforce them after Brexit. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.

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EU talks to set CO2 emission limits for cars founder

By |december 11th, 2018|Air Pollution, Cars and CO2, Climate Change, electric cars, News|

The European Union failed on Tuesday (11 December) to reach a compromise over how sharply to curb carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans as car-producing countries and more environmentally conscious lawmakers could not find a compromise.

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Three years ago, I was branded as an eco-terrorist, Polish Green local candidate says

By |oktober 19th, 2018|Air Pollution, Climate Change, COP24, Katowice, marine renewable energies, News, NGOs, Poland|

Poles vote in local elections on Sunday (21 October), seen as a key test for the country’s nationalist governing party. Until very recently, energy transition was a political no-go in the coal-dependent country but the situation is evolving, a climate activist and Green local politician in the COP24 host city of Katowice told EURACTIV.com.

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Gas chief: LNG can help cut air pollution, boost human health

By |oktober 17th, 2018|Air Pollution, air quality, LNG, natural gas, News, shipping, shipping emissions|

Shipping is responsible for over 3% of global emissions with that number expected to grow. Owners and operators will have to decide how to clean up their vessels and liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a potential solution, Gas Infrastructure Europe's Wim Groenendijk told EURACTIV.

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