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POLLUTION: Invention captures harmful car tyre dust, wins UK award

  • Date: 17-09-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A group of students in Britain have invented a way of capturing tyre dust - a major contributor to air and water pollution - as a car drives along, winning them this year’s James Dyson Award in the UK.

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POLLUTION: Oxford sets out UK’s first localised air pollution target

  • Date: 27-08-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Air Quality News

Oxford City Council has set out plans to go significantly further than the current legal target for air pollution to improve the health of those living, working, and visiting the city.

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POLLUTION: Air pollution linked to raised Covid-19 death risk

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: BBC

Dr Maria Neira, of the World Health Organization (WHO), told BBC News countries with high pollution levels, many in Latin America, Africa and Asia, should ramp up their preparations.

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POLLUTION: Researchers suggests high level of air pollution in Northern Italy a co-factor in COVID-19 mortality rate

  • Date: 08-04-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Researchers from the University of Siena in Italy and Aarhus University in Denmark are suggesting that the high level of pollution in Northern Italy should be considered an additional co-factor of the high level of COVID-19 fatalities recorded in that area. An open-access paper on their work is published in the journal Environmental Pollution.

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POLLUTION: Coronavirus delays cleaner air plans in cities

  • Date: 26-03-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: BBC

Plans to reduce high-polluting vehicles travelling around UK cities are set to be delayed due to the coronavirus crisis.

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POLLUTION: Coronavirus Deaths Stir Calls in China to Clean Up Air Pollution

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Bloomberg

The virus that has killed more than 3,200 people in the country and threatens to wipe out $2.7 trillion from the global economy is raising questions about how decades of air pollution affected China’s ability to control the spread of Covid-19 and minimize the number of critical cases. As China’s economy begins to rebound, government officials and citizens are calling for an increased effort not only to improve the public health system that strained under the pandemic, but to clean up an environm

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POLLUTION: A Dead End for Fossil Fuel in Europe’s City Centers

  • Date: 26-07-19
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Bloomberg

Ever since Volkswagen AG was found out in 2015 to be rigging engines, harmful car emissions have come under intense scrutiny from consumers and regulators. Municipalities in Europe have been pushing to get diesel cars, in particular, out of inner cities. Come 2024, a diesel car won’t get you around Paris or Madrid as the capitals ban all passenger vehicles running on the fuel.

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POLLUTION: Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: BBC

Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned.

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