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Title: Spanish cities take action as pollution levels soar
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Spanish cities take action as pollution levels soar - News & Advice, Travel - The Independent : "The cities of Madrid and Barcelona...
Spanish cities take action as pollution levels soar - News & Advice, Travel - The Independent: "The cities of Madrid and Barcelona have moved to curb dangerous levels of atmospheric pollution sparked by a high-pressure system lodged over the Iberian peninsula, but ecologists Tuesday condemned the measures as inadequate.

Municipal authorities in the Spanish capital on Monday used overhead panels on the city's ring road to advise drivers to take public transport 'as a preventive measure' to avoid rising pollution levels, a spokeswoman said.

The government of the northeastern region of Catalonia, which had a long-standing plan to increase speed limits from 80 kph (50 mph) on some motorways entering Barcelona from Monday, postponed the measure to reduce the risk of pollution"

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