The man, an employee of Kraków’s Mongolian Culture Centre, said he had forgotten about the city’s anti-smog laws, after locals reported seeing black smoke billowing out of the yurt.
Installed in the shadow of the Palace of Culture the Zero Emission Store consists of a network of 14 kilometres of hand-woven colour-changing thread that reacts to air pollution levels. So if the smog is bad, it glows red, but if the air is clean it turns green.
As a means of tackling air pollution Poznań has launched a “Let’s end smog campaign” with a high-tech drone to inspect chimneys, monitor smoke and hunt down offenders who, if caught, face up to three years jail or a PLN 500,000 fine.
Once notorious for having the worst smog in Poland, Kraków is now going through a green renaissance.
Working in a shed when not down the mines, pals Michał Szyszkowski and Michał Kaczorek hit upon the idea of making a bench with smog sensors and warning lights and adding air-cleaning technology.
In the 41 short videos the celebs are seen standing alone and holding their breaths to highlight the physically uncomfortable notion of what would happen if Poland’s air pollution became too deadly to inhale.
The Polish government will invest PLN 130 billion in the "clean air" program to combat smog and high air pollution.
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced a new bill to reduce the excise duty on gas for combustion engines to zero percent.
The Smog Free Tower, at 7 metres the world's biggest outdoor air purifier, opened Thursday in Poland's southern city of Krakow, known for its high smog levels.