Showing posts with label cities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cities. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3 Swiss cities among world's top 10 in quality of life

3 Swiss cities among world's top 10 in quality of life
Three Swiss cities, Zurich, Geneva and Basel, have ranked among the world's top 10 cities to live, according to a latest survey on Tuesday.

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.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

London named again worst in UK for traffic jams, report says

London  traffic jams
For the tenth year in a row, London was named on Saturday the worst in the UK for traffic jams, with Londoners spending an average of 74 peak travelling hours sitting in queues every year.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Beijing to shut down 1,000 manufacturing companies by 2020

Beijing
Beijing will shut down 1,000 manufacturing companies and 300 markets and logistics centers by 2020, to further move its non-capital functions out of the city, according to a press conference from the ongoing local legislative session Saturday.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Some 500 Enterprises Set to Close Down in Beijing

overpopulation and environmental pollution issues
The authorities of the Chinese capital of Beijing intend to close around 500 enterprises situated within the city to tackle the overpopulation and environmental pollution issues, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

Friday, December 29, 2017

China to build Mars village in Qinghai Province

China to build Mars village
China is building a village simulating the environmental conditions on Mars, in northwest China's Qinghai Province.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

German govt to invest €1bn in lowering air pollution

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Air quality again deteriorates in Indian capital city

incursion of pollutants from external sources like stubble burning has stopped.
Air quality in Indian capital city of Delhi has once again deteriorated and slipped from poor to very poor category, state-run broadcaster - All India Radio (AIR) said Tuesday.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Paris introduces "car-free" day to promote environmental protection

Paris introduces "car-free" day
Paris has banned private cars from its central area for seven hours on Sunday in a bid to promote the fight against pollution and climate change.

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, July 13, 2017

Rising sea levels to flood major US cities: Study

Action on climate change could save tens of thousands of American lives annually
Major US cities like New York, Boston and Miami may face chronic flooding over the next few decades, warn scientists who have found that sea level rise due to climate change may cause 60 percent of coastal communities in the country to lose their homes by 2100.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Hanoi lawmakers to ban motorbikes by 2030

Hanoi lawmakers have voted to place a blanket ban on motorbikes by 2030 to reduce traffic congestion, despite opposition from the public, as well as transport experts.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

China's Air Quality Worsens, Again, in May

The air quality in China's major cities was worse in May than the same period last year, due to a sandstorm that swept across much of north China, the environment ministry said Friday.

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.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Beijing acts on population growth

Beijing has made progress in cooperation with its neighbors and will act to restrict population growth.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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, April 06, 2017

China Going to 'Make Skies Blue Again': 1.6 million people in China die annually from diseases caused by air pollution

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection announced the start of intensified air pollution monitoring program in 28 cities, expected to be in force for one year, local media reported on Thursday.

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.

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