A London court is to decide whether the asthma death of a 9-year-old is directly attributable to excessive air pollution. The case could become a precedent with huge implications for environmental zones and driving bans.
Which means of transport will get us the furthest for our money? A test shows why diesel vehicles are still so popular and that public transport is not an alternative for many people.
The Spanish metropolis is to become completely car-free in 10 years. This would give the city the strictest environmental zone in Europe.
The vehicles emit up to 12 times more CO2 than the manufacturers claim. Some experts suspect cut-off devices which deliberately make the measured values appear low.
Significantly fewer people in Europe die as a result of air pollution. Driving bans and cleaner cars contribute to this improvement.
40 km/h almost everywhere - the city brakes drivers against harmful noise pollution in the entire city area. This means they have to pay for the city's failure to take action.
The consequences of air pollution cost Europeans up to €11,361 per person every year.
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned sooner than planned. The country is thus putting pressure on the automotive industry, including on the European continent.
Wet cleaning of the street of the fine dust hotspot Neckarktor was intended to remove the dangerous particles from the ground. Now the city is stopping this pointless measure.
According to a study from Strasbourg, children who live near busy roads have millions of particles of ultra-fine dust in their urine. Now there are calls for more and stricter environmental zones.