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Air pollution in China

A new study provides an overview and analysis of key scientific data regarding air pollution in China and helps understand ...
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Poland and Bulgaria challenge EU air pollution law

Threat to annul new emission limits for coal-fired power plants that could save more than 20,000 lives every year.
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Ecosystems hit by air pollutant fallout

Three-quarters of EU ecosystems are currently exposed to more nitrogen deposition than they can cope with and nearly one-tenth is still receiving too much acid fallout.
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US expert panel calls for ammonia-based NAAQS

Members of the US Environment Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) examining the ecological effects of nitrogen oxides, 
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Excess diesel NOx causes 5,000 deaths per year

Every year about 7,500 lives could have been saved in the EU if diesel cars had emitted as little NOx as petrol cars.
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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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