Paris Air Pollution

Paris bans cars for second day running as pollution chokes city

From the Guardian, Dec. 7, 2016

Vehicles with odd-number plates were banned on Tuesday and, on Wednesday, it was the even numbers’ turn

Grey Paris: the Eiffel Tower in the smog.
Grey Paris: the Eiffel Tower in the smog. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Paris authorities restricted traffic in the city for a second day after a “lid of pollution” sealed the capital, causing concern over public health.

Photographs showed a grey veil of dirty air trapped over the city, masking the horizon and, at times, landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. Experts said it was the longest most intense spike in pollution for at least 10 years and was expected to continue for at least another day if not longer.

Read more: The Guardian

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