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Air quality in Stockholm best in 50 years

2018-04-09 17:59 #0 by: Niklas

The air quality in Stockholm during 2017 was the best in 50 years according to a report. Mild winter weather, expanded district heating networks and lower pollution from vehicles all helped. Read more at The Local.

Stockholm air quality 'best in 50 years': report

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2018-04-10 19:27 #1 by: jordan

Amazing to see statistics like this in modern times, especially considering the trends seen in the rest of the world.

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2018-04-10 19:35 #2 by: Niklas

Yes, I am surprised too. There must be many more cars now than in the sixties, but apparently, the catalyzers are doing a good job.

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2018-04-14 14:45 #3 by: Leia

Residents of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö live one year longer as of yesterday than 25 years ago due to levels of air pollutants from road traffic have fallen new study by researchers at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) at Stockholm University shows.

Full article here:

http://www.aces.su.se/cleaner-air-has-increased-life-expectancy-by-up-to-1-year/

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2018-04-14 15:02 #4 by: Niklas

Wow, that's a huge thing. I wonder if we can keep the levels low when Stockholm grows. It would be interesting to know if it's the same in other big cities around the world.

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2018-04-14 20:26 #5 by: jordan

I only took a really brief look on this website, which follows pollution in cities around the world, but it seems that in Europe at least the levels have been decreasing in general, which was a pleasant surprise to me. 

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2018-04-14 21:36 #6 by: Niklas

That sounds hopeful.

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