• Political spat over emissions continues

    Political spat over emissions continues0

    Gibraltar’s air quality falls “woefully short” of acceptable standards, the GSD said yesterday as it urged the Gibraltar Government to accept constructive criticism instead of resorting to self-congratulation and personal insult. But, the GSD’s remarks drew strong rebuke from the Government last night as it insisted that GSD MP Trevor Hammond had ‘deliberately tried to

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  • ‘Be constructive on air quality, not hostile,’ GSD urges Govt

    ‘Be constructive on air quality, not hostile,’ GSD urges Govt0

    Gibraltar’s air quality falls “woefully short” of acceptable standards, the GSD said today as it urged the Gibraltar Government to accept constructive criticism instead of resorting to self-congratulation and personal insult. The party was responding after the government accused GSD MP Trevor Hammond of being “out of his depth” on environmental issues. Mr Hammond had

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  • Mayor warns of ‘public health emergency’ caused by London pollution

    Mayor warns of ‘public health emergency’ caused by London pollution0

    By Thomas Hornall, Press Association London’s “filthy, toxic air” has become a “public health emergency” killing thousands prematurely every year, the Mayor of London has warned. Harmful polluted air is even causing the underdevelopment of children’s lungs, a situation Sadiq Khan called “shameful”. Mr Khan used a speech at a London government dinner at Mansion

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  • GSD flags North Mole pollution concerns

    GSD flags North Mole pollution concerns0

    The GSD has said that Gibraltar’s air quality is in breach of EU regulations, as it indicated that levels of Nitrogen Dioxide in the North Mole area exceed the annual limits in one day. The party was responding to concerns from residents around the North Mole power station, which the GSD echoed. Residents of the

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  • European air pollution slowly improving – but still well over UN limits

    European air pollution slowly improving – but still well over UN limits0

    By Associated Press Reporters The European Union’s environmental agency says air pollution is slowly improving across the continent but still exceeds the bloc’s limits and guidelines from the UN health agency. The European Environment Agency has issued its 2018 report on air quality and said emissions from road traffic, agriculture, energy production, industry and households

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  • Additional air monitoring in the North District

    Additional air monitoring in the North District0

    The Gibraltar Government will be providing additional air quality monitoring in the North District. This follows a commitment made by the Minister for the Environment, Dr John Cortes, and is consistent with calls for such monitoring over the years from environmental groups, such as the Environmental Safety Group. The mobile air quality monitoring units consist

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