France Will Hike Air Fares to Fight Climate Change

A new ‘eco tax’ will raise money for less polluting modes of transportation. France announced on 9th July that it will introduce an ‘eco tax’ on all flights originating within the country. The amount will range from 1.5 euros (US$1.70) to 18 euros (US$20), depending on the ticket type and destination, …

Petrol Cars Allowed to Exceed Pollution Limits by 50% Under Draft EU Laws

New European cars with petrol engines will be allowed to overshoot a limit on toxic particulates emissions by 50% under a draft EU regulation backed by the UK and most other EU states. Campaigners say that a simple €25 (£22) filter could drastically cut the pollution, but the Guardian has …