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EU 'examining’ tests showing diesel car emissions spikes

The European Commission has said it is studying results of tests which showed emissions of harmful particles from new diesel cars peaking at up to 1,000 times normal levels

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Green group warns of shortcomings in new incinerator standards

Environmentalists have issued guidance to incinerator watchdogs warning that new EU standards for waste incineration plants published last month fail to promote uptake of the most advanced techniques for air emissions abatement

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Italian air quality measures under fire as cities choke in smog

Environmental campaigners have criticised the emergency measures put in place this week in northern Italian cities following a spike in air pollution

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EU officials welcome stricter sulphur limits for shipping

Tighter limits on the sulphur content of shipping fuel that came into force on 1 January represent an 'important milestone' in reducing harmful air pollution from the global maritime sector, EU transport commissioner Adina Valean has said

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EU court rules on jail for officials over air pollution

Government leaders in the German state of Bavaria look unlikely to face jail for failing to address illegal levels of air pollution in Munich after EU judges set a high legal bar for domestic courts to do so in a case brought by environmental NGOs

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Mediterranean countries agree to reduce sulphur emissions from ships

After years of negotiations, Mediterranean countries have agreed to designate the region as an Emission Control Area at the International Maritime Organization in order to reduce air pollution from shipping

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