International Day for Clean Air and Blue Skies

World marks September 7th 2020 as the first ever International Day for Clean Air and Blue Skies, organised by the United Nations (UN). Air pollution is the single greatest environmental health risk and one of the main causes of death and disease globally. Children are the most vulnerable to polluted …

Number of Europeans Exposed to Harmful Noise Pollution Expected to Increase

Road traffic is the top source of noise pollution in Europe, the new EEA report ‘Noise in Europe – 2020’ says, with noise levels projected to rise in both urban and rural areas over the next decade due to urban growth and increased demand for mobility. Rail, aircraft and industry …

Biking for Beers in Bologna

The Italian city of Bologna is offering discounts on products such as beer, ice creams and cinema tickets for people who adopt greener forms of transportation. Its ‘Bella Mossa’ scheme, which roughly translates to ‘good job’, aims to incentivise cycling, walking and taking public transport over driving in petrol and …