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Smog in Paris as pollution levels soar

Heavy traffic and an increased use in winter heating have seen pollution levels soar in Paris.

Heavy traffic and an increased use in winter heating have seen pollution levels soar in Paris.

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The future of car driving is electric, say experts

How can we persuade people to replace cars with bicycles and electric cars, and to use public transport more often?

How can we persuade people to replace cars with bicycles and electric cars, and to use public transport more often?

Science_technology

Digging deep to help Europe's soil

European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and…

European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and…

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Rijad Tikvesa: the high cost of coal

Rijad Tikvesa is the President of Sarajevo based environmental NGO Ekotim, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Rijad Tikvesa is the President of Sarajevo based environmental NGO Ekotim, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Climate change's devastating effects on Europe's nature, health and economy

Global warming is expected to continue with its share of devastating weather patterns: heavy rainfalls, floods, extreme droughts and lasting effects on nature, the economy and people’s…

Global warming is expected to continue with its share of devastating weather patterns: heavy rainfalls, floods, extreme droughts and lasting effects on nature, the economy and people’s…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: dying for coal

On all Saints day, people had come from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even from abroad, to honour their loved ones at the cemetary of the Divkovici village, in Bosian and…

On all Saints day, people had come from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even from abroad, to honour their loved ones at the cemetary of the Divkovici village, in Bosian and…

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New Delhi smog surpasses hazardous levels

Authorities in New Delhi have begun revoking licences of older diesel vehicles and halted construction work, in a desperate bid to combat days of extreme air…

Authorities in New Delhi have begun revoking licences of older diesel vehicles and halted construction work, in a desperate bid to combat days of extreme air…

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Pollution is silently killing 600,000 under-fives a year

A new report from UNICEF unearths some shocking figures on the extent of the damage air pollution is doing to children all over the world

A new report from UNICEF unearths some shocking figures on the extent of the damage air pollution is doing to children all over the world

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'Historic' climate change deal reached in Rwanda

Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.

Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.

Business

Hungary's green agenda moves in two directions

Hungary has just announced plans to subsidise electric cars, but at the same time is blocking the installation of new wind turbines.

Hungary has just announced plans to subsidise electric cars, but at the same time is blocking the installation of new wind turbines.

Business

South Korea: Volkswagen boss questioned over emissions scandal

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

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VW investors sue the car giant for 8.2 billion euros - German court

Volkswagen shareholders are suing the car maker for 8.2 billion euros in damages because their VW shares plunged in the wake of the so-called dieselgate scandal.

Volkswagen shareholders are suing the car maker for 8.2 billion euros in damages because their VW shares plunged in the wake of the so-called dieselgate scandal.

Europe

Several diesel brands emit more than VW: report

Several diesel car brands emit higher levels of pollution than Volkswagen, a study by environmental group Transport and Environment has found, one year after the 'Dieselgate' scandal.

Several diesel car brands emit higher levels of pollution than Volkswagen, a study by environmental group Transport and Environment has found, one year after the 'Dieselgate' scandal.

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VW engineer pleads guilty in US over diesel pollution scandal

The US has brought the first criminal charges against a Volkswagen executive over the diesel emissions scandal. Engineer James Liang has pleaded guilty and will cooperate with investigators.

The US has brought the first criminal charges against a Volkswagen executive over the diesel emissions scandal. Engineer James Liang has pleaded guilty and will cooperate with investigators.

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Volkswagen profits pulled down again by emissions rigging scandal

Volkswagen has suffered a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit at its main passenger car division as it tries to overcome the toxic emissions rigging scandal.

Volkswagen has suffered a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit at its main passenger car division as it tries to overcome the toxic emissions rigging scandal.

Science_technology

Ocean health check-up: The Nekton Mission assesses the damage done

About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…

About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…

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Who is the worst in the EU for 'exporting' deadly coal pollution?

Poland, Germany and Romania are the EU’s worst when it comes to ‘exporting’ deadly fumes from their coal-fired power plants, a groundbreaking new report has…

Poland, Germany and Romania are the EU’s worst when it comes to ‘exporting’ deadly fumes from their coal-fired power plants, a groundbreaking new report has…

Special_reports

The European battle over the herbicide known as glyphosate

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.