Spike in Paris air pollution triggers urgent measures to lower speed limits, ban trash burning

March 18, 2015 11:13 AM

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PARIS – Paris police have lowered speed limits and ordered a halt to trash burning as part of emergency measures triggered by a spike in air pollution — months before the city hosts a major international climate conference.

The police department says Wednesday's order includes a 20 kph (12 mph) reduction in speed limits on highways in the metropolitan area.

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