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German environmental group sues 11 more cities over air pollution

air Pollution

An environmental group in Germany says it is taking legal action against 11 more German cities for violating EU air pollution limits, bringing the total to 28. Compliance with the limits is only possible by rapidly implementing quickly effective measures, such as driving bans for dirty diesel vehicles, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) said in a statement on Thursday, March 29, 2018. ...

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Atmospheric centre expresses readiness to deploy facilities to forecast air quality

Babatunde Rabiu

The Centre for Atmospheric Research of the National Space Research and Development Agency (CAR-NASRDA) on Monday, March 19, 2018 expressed readiness to deploy facilities to six institutions in the country for air quality forecasting. Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, the Director CAR, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “Last year, we acquired the first ...

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China winning war against pollution, says study

China pollution

Chinese cities combating smog have significantly cut serious air pollution in the past four years, a study by a University of Chicago team has found. “The data is in – China is winning its war against pollution,” said Michael Greenstone, a professor in economics and director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. According to the analysis ...

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Nepal bans vehicles older than 20 years

Nepal

Nepal on Thursday, March 15, 2018 banned from the roads vehicles older than 20 years across the country in a bid to control worsening air quality and to ease traffic congestion, officials said. The government decision, which followed a similar campaign in the capital Kathmandu a year ago, has forced more than 5,000 ageing vehicles, including buses and trucks, off ...

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NASRDA calls for policy, planning on air quality

Babatunde Rabiu

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has stressed the need for policy and planning on air quality to safeguard citizens from harmful effects of air pollutants. Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, the Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) in Anyigba, Kogi State, one of the centres under NASRDA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday, March ...

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Clean Mobility Week to address Africa’s increasing vehicular pollution

vehicular pollution

Strategies to promote the import of cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles while developing a roadmap for clean mobility on the continent are expected to be devised as stakeholders gather from Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, 2018 for the Africa Clean Mobility Week. At the weeklong event scheduled to hold in Nairobi, Kenya, tools to assess fuel economy policy ...

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Gabon accuses France’s Veolia of polluting amid concession dispute

Veolia - SEEG

Gabon has accused French environmental services group, Veolia, of widespread pollution at SEEG, the power and water utility it operates there, amid a growing dispute over the company’s concession. Veolia, which has already threatened legal action after the government seized SEEG earlier this month and said it would cancel its concession, rejected the accusations. Speaking to reporters in the capital ...

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Polluted German cities see red over free public transport plan

air Pollution

Five test cities in Germany on Monday, February 26, 2018 opposed a plan to provide free public transport to improve air quality as unrealistic, despite pressure on Berlin to adhere to EU air pollution targets and avoid fines. “None of the municipalities has proposed completely free local public transport,’’ Bonn Mayor, Ashok Sridharan, said after discussions among the five cities ...

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1,000 students protest in Kathmandu against increasing air pollution

Air pollution

Nearly 1,000 students took to the streets of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 demanding cleaner air and pollution free environment. As part of the week-long Campaign for Clean Air Rights “Maskmandu,” youths and students participated in the symbolic protest in Ratnapark to raise awareness about alarming air pollution issue. Putting masks and carrying colorful placards, they chanted ...

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China expects heavy air pollution during Lunar New Year

China pollution

Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavourable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations. This condition will be so in spite of a ban on firecrackers in more than 400 cities, the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. “Some regions are likely to see heavy or even severe air pollution because ...

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