Published on March 18th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert8
Paris Smog Prompts Day-By-Day Car Bans—OK For Tuesday
March 18th, 2014 by Sandy Dechert
Editor’s Note: Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. However, pollution from the burning of fossil fuels can take down any city. The story below, reposted from sister site Planetsave, is a great (if sad) example of that. It’s also a sign that, despite significant advancements in bicycling, transit, and electric car adoption, Paris has a lot of work to do. A similar story is true in cities around the world. Remember that, in Europe alone, about 40 million people (myself included, for sure) are exposed to “damaging” levels of air pollution. Read more about the Paris story of the week here:
Travelers cherish the city of Paris, France, for the charm of its luxurious springtime, but maybe not this year (photo: veooz.com). Since last Wednesday, air pollution in Paris and 22 suburbs has topped the safe limit for PM10 particulates (80 mg/cubic…
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