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Paris launches urban air pollution watchdog

In March, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo presented the Global Urban Air Pollution Observatory (GUAPO) to the Paris city council, and Abidjan, London, Mexico and Rotterdam have already committed to joining, while Athens, Montréal, New York City, Peking and Tokyo are in discussions to join.
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France adopts national air pollution plan

A plan adopted in early May by the outgoing French environment minister, Ségolène Royal, sets new legal limits on air pollutant emissions up to 2030, in line with the emission reduction commitments under the EU’s National Emission Ceilings (NEC) directive.
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Four of world’s biggest cities to ban diesel cars

Diesel vehicles will be removed from Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens by 2025, as part of an effort by mayors to improve the quality of air for their citizens.
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High emissions from chainsaws and trimmers

Tests organised by the German environmentalist group Deutsche UmweltHilfe (DUH) show that 18 of the 24 tested chainsaws and trimmers significantly exceed the EU standards ..
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