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Paris submerged in smog in March
10/04/2015 - FRANCE

Speed limits tightened in Paris, Lille on third day of high pollution

Speed limits were reduced 20kmph in the Paris region and north-west France on Friday and limits imposed on lorries passing through the capital on the third day of high pollution Friday.

Electronic road sign reads, "Road traffic forbidden for even-numbered licence plates", Paris ring road, 23 March 2015.
23/03/2015 - France

Paris restricts traffic to reduce pollution

The French capital on Monday adopted an emergency traffic-limiting measure to reduce pollution in the Paris sky, using a system which stops one in every two cars entering the capital.

There has been a spike in pollution levels in Paris in recent weeks
21/03/2015 - France

Paris to adopt alternating traffic to reduce pollution

The system will be put in place on Monday in the French capital as a measure against particulate matter pollution.

Peru 2014: which countries emit the most CO2?
31/01/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Peru 2014: which countries emit the most CO2?

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the world’s five highest CO2 emitting countries.There’s great music, listener letters, and of course, ...
The ban of chimney fires which was to take effect on 1 January 2015 in all households of the Paris region has been lifted by the prefect, following a demand by French Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal.
30/12/2014 - FRANCE

Ban of chimney fires lifted in Paris area

The ban of chimney fires which was to take effect on 1 January 2015 in all households of the Paris region has been lifted by the prefect, following a demand by French Minister of Ecology ...
Hope for the hearth
09/12/2014 - France

Ségolène Royal condemns 'ridiculous' Paris log fire ban

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal declared on Tuesday that a proposed new ban on using open fireplaces in the Paris region was "excessive".

Only ultra-low polluting vehciles will be allowed on the Champs Elysées if Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo gets her way
07/12/2014 - France

Central Paris to become car-free zone in mayor’s anti-pollution fight

Non-residents’ private cars will soon be banned from central Paris and only clean vehicles allowed on the Champs Elysées, mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Sunday.
26/11/2014

French press review 26 November 2014

Racial anger in the United States, the Pope in Strasbourg and Nicolas Sarkozy on the front page of Le Figaro. That just about sums up this morning's French papers.

Pollution in Paris, March 2014. File.
25/11/2014 - FRANCE

Paris pollution like being in room with eight smokers, report

Paris will restrict access to cars with high CO2 emissions as from next year, the mayor's office said on Monday, following the release of an alarming report that compared a bad day in the French ...
25/11/2014

French press review 25 November 2014

The Front National finds the banks taht says "da" in Moscow. Russia's embassy buys Paris a Christmas tree. Diesel-driven cars are pouring filth into the French capital's air.
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