‘Millions could see their lives cut short by five years on average because of air pollution’

Almost a quarter of the global population lives in four countries in South Asia that are among the world’s most polluted, according to a new report

French Government faces €10m fine over air pollution inaction

The country’s top court says air quality measures implemented by the government in eight areas, including Paris, are insufficient

German research rules the roast with low carbon BBQ tech

A new innovation is said to be able to reduce the amount of exhaust fumes generated by barbecues by 90%

Google to show air pollution data for Californian streets

The data is from sensors deployed in Google Street View vehicles taken over four years

‘Number of diesel cars on UK streets drops for first time since 1994’

There were 110,000 fewer diesel cars licensed in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to governmental data

‘More than 11,000 deaths avoided in Europe due to cleaner air during the lockdown’

Reduced fossil fuel consumption during the epidemic has also resulted in 6,000 fewer new cases of asthma in children and 600 fewer preterm births, according to a new study

EU speeds up new tyre labelling to slash car emissions

The labels will include information on fuel efficiency and wet grip, on a scale from ‘A’ to ‘G’, similar to the energy labelling used for household appliances

Paris to create 680 kilometres of cycleways after coronavirus crisis

The city will invest €300 million for the updated bike lane network, which will include secure paths for cycling trips after the lockdown

‘There is a link between air pollution in Italy and coronavirus death toll’

That’s the suggestion from Dario Caro, Environmental Scientist from the Aarhus University who spoke to ELN about how poor air quality can worsen the effects of the virus

‘Residents of polluted cities at higher risk of coronavirus infection’

Air pollution can cause hypertension, diabetes and respiratory diseases, conditions that doctors link to higher mortality rates for coronavirus, according to a new report