Locked content Kraków to fight smog with crowdfunding

Local authorities of the city of Kraków, wants to raise at least PLN 5,000 in a crowdfunding effort to buy dust eating plants. The city, which will give PLN 3 for every złoty raised, hopes that it will help fight air pollution. The plants would be placed in public educational facilities. “This initi...

Locked content Silesia offers free transport due to smog

Public transport will be free in the Silesia agglomeration on Thursday, due to the alarmingly high smog levels. Passengers need to produce a valid car registration and an ID to be eligible for fare-free transit. Free public transport is only a small step in fighting smog, stressed the representative...

Locked content Extreme smog levels continue – free public transport in Kraków 

Due to persistent smog in Kraków, public transport is free of charge for the third day in a row. On Monday, measuring stations registered PM10 levels above 300 micrograms per cubic meter. The acceptable standard is 50 micrograms per cubic meter. Monday (January 30) is the 10th day of this month, whe...

Locked content Smog levels dangerous over weekend

The Government Security Centre in Warsaw (known as the RCB) warned on its twitter account on Saturday that levels of particulate substances in some areas of central and southern Poland had reached levels which made the air quality dangerous for some. “[There are] high concentrations of PM10 in the s...

Locked content Smog problems in northern Poland expected to ease

The existence of exceptionally high levels of smog in Pomorskie in recent days should decrease in the coming days as the temperatures moderate, according to the Regional Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Bydgoszcz and Toruń. The hazardous particulate matter (known as PM10 in technical ter...

Locked content Gov’t will spend PLN 10 bln on improving air quality

The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management will spend app. PLN 10 billion on improving air quality, the institution has stated. The funds will be earmarked for promoting geothermal energy and other renewable energy sources, as well as on improving thermal insulation of build...

Locked content More electric heat will reduce costs, fight smog – Energy Ministry

Deputy Minister of Energy Andrzej Piotrowski said that the government wants to encourage Polish residents to heat their homes with electricity-powered sources that have an extensive accumulation of heat, according to a Puls Biznesu report on Friday. It will encourage the promotion of subsidies to he...