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Air pollution: In the air, and inside planes

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How much do these engines affect the air inside and outside the plane?        Photo: Julian Herzog / Wikimedia   Air pollution issues are in the news for air travel lately. A British union of airline workers is preparing a...
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Paris to take a breath on 'Day Without Cars'

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Paris, the city of light and sometimes bad air, will take a mini-break from traffic and air pollution this Sunday, when the capital celebrates its first "Journee sans Voiture," a project of Mayor Anne Hidalgo.    Hidalgo first proposed the...
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Heat wave leads Swiss to cut bus/train fares

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With temperatures still high and ozone pollution levels rising, Swiss authorities have moved to encourage weekend travelers to leave their cars at home by temporarily cutting train and bus fares.   In Geneva, all forms of transit will continue at...
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Copenhagen (Bike City) to try a car-free day

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Copenhagen's pedestrianized Stroget: Day without cars could look this way elsewhere, too   Copenhagen, long considered one of the best cities in the world for cyclists, nonetheless has an air-quality problem that often puts it over EU standards...
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Paris mayor gets power to ban traffic when pollution peaks

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A horrific spike in air pollution in Paris Monday has led to the national Ecology Minister, Segoline Royal, granting Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo the power to impose traffic bans when pollution is high.   Royale had previously held on to that power,...
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Impossible dream? Paris mayor wants Olympic swim in Seine

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With France's bid for the 2024 Olympics pending, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hopes to have the river clean enough for Olympic swimming events.
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Copenhagen latest to try a car-free day

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Copenhagen joins other European cities in experimenting with car-free days and other strategies to lower pollution and change city life.
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