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Merkel under pressure to tackle toxic smog as German election nears

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A German protester wears a mask reading ‘Diesel-Abgase toeten’ (Diesel emission kills) in Berlin.
Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Chancellor doubles funds set aside to improve air quality to avert court-enforced diesel ban and backlash from motorists

September 5, 2017 — With less than three weeks until the German elections, pressure is mounting on Angela Merkel to tackle the deadly smog in a large number of cities or face a court-enforced Continue reading Merkel under pressure to tackle toxic smog as German election nears

Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

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The decision was hailed as the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine’s dominance of motor transport after more than a century. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Plans follow French commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road owing to effect of poor air quality on people’s health

July 25, 2017 — As part of a government strategy to improve air quality, Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health. Continue reading Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040