A late season snow storm has caused travel chaos across Western Europe, shutting schools, airports and train stations, and stranding thousands of commuters. Some areas received more than 20 centimeters of snow.
Climate experts are concerned we may soon start to see more extreme weather events in the Northern Hemisphere. The culprit? A warmer Arctic, which could potentially disrupt the polar jet stream.
Air pollution kills hundreds of thousands of Europeans every year. But breathing is riskier in some places than others. In countries like Poland, change is happening — but only slowly.
Passengers affected won’t be surprised, but the announcement by Lufthansa that the airline group was forced to cancel 18,000 flights up to the end of August shows the headwinds the aviation industry has faced this year.
Air quality in Europe has improved in recent years due to better regulations and technology but remains an 'invisible killer.' The EEA said the results indicate it's time to double down on cutting air pollution.
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