pollution

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Chaque jour, près de 115.000 véhicules traversent la métropole rhodanienne. Il s'agit, à l'horizon 2030, de maîtriser et de détourner ce flux routier qui produit 22 % des émissions de particules fines.

 

Le centre-ville de Lyon bientôt sans autoroutes 

 

Le gouvernement a déclassé 16 kilomètres d'autoroutes à Lyon et ses environs. Une portion, qui inclue le tunnel sous Fourvière, sur laquelle les poids lourds seront interdits.

Cinq Bruxellois déposent plainte contre la Région qui, selon eux, n’agit pas suffisamment pour réduire la pollution au dioxyde d’azote.            

 

Cinq Bruxellois déposent plainte ce mercredi devant le tribunal de première instance de Bruxelles, afin d’obtenir que le gouvernement régional prenne vraiment à bras-le-corps la question de la pollution de l’air. Ils visent plus particulièrement les concentrations de NO2, le dioxyde d’azote.

Go outside and take a long, deep breath. Do your lungs feel suitably refreshed? If you’re in any one of a growing number of cities, the answer to that question may well be ‘no’. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a staggering 98% of large cities (those with more than 100,000 inhabitants) in low- and middle-income countries do not meet minimum air quality guidelines. The situation is better in high-income countries, but still, less than half of cities are up to standard.

Green MEPs describe newly minted test procedure, which will allow car manufactures to emit more than twice legal limit of NOx, as scandalous

Carmakers have won delays to a more stringent “real driving emissions” test, which will allow them to belch out more than twice the legal limit of deadly nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 2019 and up to 50% more from 2021.

The introduction of the tests has been delayed by a year by the European commission.

 

The ugly concrete slabs that line urban highways might seem like a necessary evil. Without them, anyone living nearby would have to deal with traffic noise that was twice as loud.

In Amsterdam, the government is experimenting with a different way to block out the sound of passing trucks and cars that still cut noise but are less unsightly. Light, renewable bamboo, it turns out, might work as well as tons of concrete—and possibly even better.

Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi’s cars are shown to emit significantly more NOx pollution on the road than in regulatory tests

VW scandal: 3.6m European vehicles need major changes

 

Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi have joined the growing list of manufacturers whose diesel cars are known to emit significantly more pollution on the road than in regulatory tests, according to data obtained by the Guardian.

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