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Judge reinstates Madrid’s low emissions zone

New rightwing council fails to reverse policy of former mayor Manuela Carmena Barely a week after Madrids rightwing council began rolling back the citys low emissions zone, a judge has ruled that the traffic restrictions must be maintained. As of Monday, drivers of non-exempt vehicles will once again be fined 90 if they enter the 1.8 sq mile zone in the centre of the Spanish capital. The zone, known as Madrid Central, Ecologists in Action. Former mayor Manuela Carmena introduced the Madrid Central low emissions zone in November 2018. Photograph:…

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People of color live with 66% more air pollution, US study finds

African Americans are exposed to 61% more of pollution particles from burning gasoline, Union of Concerned Scientists analysis says People of color in the American north-east and mid-Atlantic are living with 66% more air pollution from vehicles than white residents are, according to a new hundreds of different chemicals. Research has long concluded minority and poor communities are more likely to live near dangerous air pollution, a the new tobacco by the head of the World Health Organization. Over 90% of the worlds population suffers toxic air and research is…

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