Air pollution

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What goes up must come down

Over the last decade the downward trend in emissions has flattened out – some countries are even reporting increasing emissions of ammonia and particulate matter.
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German coal plants can cut much more NOx

Germany’s fleet of hard coal-fired power plants could cut emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) in half tomorrow, if they used already-fitted pollution reduction equipment at full capacity.
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Solving the Asian air pollution crisis

A new report by UN Environment identifies and proposes 25 clean air measures that can positively impact human health, crop yields, climate change and socio-economic development ...
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Heavily polluting Romanian power plant challenged

Greenpeace Romania, with the support of ClientEarth, has submitted a legal challenge against a lifetime permit granted in September to one of Romania’s oldest and largest coal power plants, Rovinari.
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EU rules needed to stop truck NOx fraud

The Danish government has called on the European Commission to develop new rules for member states after its testing revealed that lorries equipped with widely available cheating devices ...
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Fighting climate change and fossil fuels improves global health

Tackling climate change would save at least a million lives a year, says the World Health Organization. Reducing the burning of fossil fuels is ...
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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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