Air pollution

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Transport’s true cost to the environment

The European Commission has shared the preliminary results of a study on the negative effects that transport has on the environment, health, air quality and climate ...
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Set strict emission limits for power plants

It is now up to the member states to set ambitious emission standards for large combustion plants, in line with the strictest recommended air pollution limit values.
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Satellite observations reveal ammonia hotspots

Researchers have used daily satellite observations to identify point sources of ammonia emissions over the globe. They found 248 hotspots ...
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What are the health costs of pollution?

The European Commission has published a Future Brief that explores how to assign an economic value to the health impacts of three types of 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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