Air pollution

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EU “Clean Air Outlook” up to 2030

The annual benefits of additional measures needed to achieve the 2030 national emissions ceilings are estimated at €13–58 billion, up to 84 times higher than the estimated costs.
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Member states ask EU to help hide their air pollution failure

Eleven governments have asked the European Commission to retrospectively raise their “emission ceilings” after breaching their national air pollution limits in 2016, namely: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland ...
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Three easy apples to pick

Some types of change require long-term planning, new institutions, educating a new generation etc. Other things are so easy to do that they should have been implemented yesterday.
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EU ship sulphur directive scrutinized

Sulphur emissions from ships in northern Europe have come down significantly, resulting in health and environmental improvements in coastal regions and port cities.
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Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis

Smog in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, according to a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund ...
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EU subsidises most-polluting farms

Over half of Europe’s most-polluting livestock farms receive CAP payments, as revealed in a new study from Greenpeace.
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Increased emissions from German farms

German greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture reached a low in 2007, at 62 million tonnes CO2e, and have since then increased to 65.5 million tonnes, according to a report ...
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Concern over ammmonia in Northern Ireland

Ammonia has received some newly awakened attention in Northern Ireland, after a report “Making Ammonia Visible” was published in December by a working group commissioned ...
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Secrecy over plans to tackle dirty air

Proposals from a handful of national governments to stave off legal action over breaches of air pollution limits are inadequate, while four out of nine countries facing referral ...
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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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