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Air Quality 05-03-2021

EU court raps Britain for air pollution

The EU Court of Justice on Thursday (4 March) admonished Britain for air pollution over urban areas including London that "persistently" breached European Union levels for nitrogen-dioxide associated with heavy vehicle traffic.
Transport 25-03-2020

Air pollution plummets by up to 50% as virus curbs traffic, new data reveals

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.
Air Quality 25-10-2019

France loses diesel pollution fight in EU court

The EU's top court ruled on Thursday (24 October) that France has persistently exceeded the threshold limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a polluting gas from diesel motors that causes major health problems.
Air Quality 30-10-2018

German coal plant exposed as Europe’s single worst air polluter

The Niederaussem coal plant and mine, operated by RWE, was singled out as Europe’s largest hotspot for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) pollution, according to a groundbreaking analysis of new satellite imagery. London’s polluted air, caused mainly by transport emissions, comes second.
Air Quality 19-09-2017

Britain to end love affair with coal and cash in on health savings

Britain has announced the phase-out of coal-fired power plants by 2025, ending its 250-year-long love affair with coal, in a move welcomed by health practitioners
Climate change 27-05-2016

Belgium failing to protect Brussels eurocrats from killer fumes

EXCLUSIVE / The Belgium government has failed to protect workers in Brussels’ EU quarter from deadly traffic fumes, according to legal action filed against it by the European Commission.
Transport 05-02-2016

The truth about London’s air pollution

“In the morning, this traffic island is packed with children and pushchairs and they are about a metre from all the exhausts,” says Shazia Ali-Webber. She is walking her three boys to school in Hackney, the eldest of whom, Zain, is eight and asthmatic.