Showing posts with label Polluting vehicles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Polluting vehicles. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Germany allows cities to ban diesel-run cars

Germany allows cities to ban diesel-run cars
The accelerating demise of diesel, long used by carmakers to boost fuel-efficiency, is undermining their plans to meet looming European Union CO2 goals and avoid big annual fines.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Germans divided over diesel vehicle ban ahead of landmark court ruling

diesel vehicle ban germany
Germans are divided on the issue of urban driving bans on diesel vehicles, as the Federal Administrative Court is poised to assess the issue on Thursday, a survey has found.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

German govt to invest €1bn in lowering air pollution

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the federal government will provide €1 billion to cities and towns across the country in 2018.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

New Delhi Declares Pollution Emergency

The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency
The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Heavy polluting vehicles
The UK government is set to announce a complete ban on the sale of all petrol and diesel fuelled cars from 2040, when all vehicles must be fully electric.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Munich proposed ban on diesel vehicles prompts heated debate

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday that he saw no alternative to a ban on diesel vehicles in the face of concerning air pollution levels recorded in the Bavarian capital.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New fears over damage from air pollution on blood system

Nanoparticles found in vehicle exhaust fumes can build up in damaged blood vessels and stay in the blood system for months, potentially raising the risk of a heart attack or a stroke, a new study suggests.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cairo at bottom of list for efforts to minimise transport emissions

A report by the independent London-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has ranked Cairo at the bottom of a list of 35 cities ranked for their efforts to minimise greenhouse gas emissions from transport, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

European Commission warns five member states for air pollution breaches

The European Commission on Wednesday warned Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Britain for continually breaching air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and urged them to take action to address the problem.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Beijing to launch environmental police force. 300,000 high-polluting old vehicles will be phased out in 2017

Beijing will strengthen environmental protection in 2017 by organizing an environmental police force to step up supervision and accountability in its 16 districts, acting mayor Cai Qi said Saturday.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Madrid to Cut Traffic Volumes in Half as Pollution Rises

Madrid said on Wednesday all privately-owned cars with even-numbered registration plates will be banned from the Spanish capital's roads on Thursday to curb rising air pollution.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Paris restricts traffic on new pollution episode

A new peak in air pollution forced Paris authorities to restrict tragic in French capital on Dec. 16, Paris authorities said on Thursday.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Paris lifts traffic restriction due to expected improvement in air quality

Alternating traffic imposed in Ile-de-France region since Dec. 6 on high pollution level, will be removed over the weekend due to an expected improvement in air quality, Paris prefecture said on Friday.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Paris limits traffic for fourth day running due to high pollution level

Vehicles are to be banned from circulating in Paris and in 22 neighboring municipalities on Friday for the fourth successive day due to poor air quality, the city authorities said on Thursday.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Emergency meeting called over New Delhi 'gas chamber' smog

India's environmental officials planned an emergency meeting as a thick blanket of smog continued to cover New Delhi on Saturday, one day after nearly 2,000 public schools were closed from unprecedented air pollution levels.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More cars banned in Mexico City after pollution alert

More cars were ordered off Mexico City's streets on Wednesday after a surge in pollution prompted authorities to issue the first air quality alert in 14 years.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year new research says

Breathing in tiny liquid or solid particles can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, respiratory complaints and even cancer.

According to the study, air pollution causes more deaths than other risk factors like malnutrition, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, and unsafe sex...

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Belgian city of Antwerp plans daily charge for most-polluting cars

Belgium's second biggest city, Antwerp, has announced it will introduce a daily charge from 2017 for the most polluting cars, local media reported on Wednesday.

Friday, January 01, 2016

India to Try Car Rationing in Bid to Tackle Air Pollution

India's capital is starting the new year with an experiment designed to reduce the city's record-breaking air pollution.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Beijing issues 2nd smog 'red alert' this winter

Beijing on Friday issued its second air pollution 'red alert,' the highest emergency response level, in this winter, as a new round of heavy smog is forecast to choke northern China.

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