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Romania ranks second in Europe on air pollution reported to its production

Romania ranks second in 2014 among European countries that are mostly polluting reported to its production, after Bulgaria. Our country is followed by Estonia and Poland, a study conducted by the European Environment Agency reveals.

When it comes to the damages, the greatest Europe’s polluters are Germany, Poland, Great Britain, France and Italy. If the damages are reported to each country’s production, the greatest polluters are Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia and Poland.

As far as the greenhouse gases are concerned, facts show that in Romania the sulphur dioxide gases decreased by 48 percent during 2005 and 2011. Yet, Romania is still affected by environmental changes, the average temperature rising by 0.5 Celsius degrees during 1988-2010.

Romania also faces the risk of fauna extinction, with a quarter of its animal species being threatened due to high pollution.

 

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