The French capital has placed limits on the number of cars on its roads after suffering from the worst and most prolonged air pollution in at least 10 years.
This Earth Day, activists are calling for an end to plastic pollution. DW has been following the impacts of disposable plastic and efforts to do away with it — by everyone from artists to policymakers.
Berlin is notorious for dirty air in Germany. The local government wants to introduce speed limits on major roads to tackle the problem, while environmental groups continue to call for a diesel ban across Germany.
Germany is among nine EU countries facing fines for breaking the law on air pollution. Environment ministers have been called to Brussels to explain their plans for tackling this — under threat of being taken to court.
A top German court has ruled cities can ban diesel cars on their own. DW looks at several places that have already started implementing similar plans to curb urban air pollution.
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