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Madrid to Cut Traffic Volumes in Half as Pollution Rises

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Madrid said on Wednesday all privately-owned cars with even-numbered registration plates will be banned from the Spanish capital's roads on Thursday to curb rising air pollution. The move follows a dry, sunny stretch of weather which sent levels of nitrogen oxide, a poisonous gas which can cause respiratory problems such as asthma, soaring above European-Union-set limits. The restriction could alternate between odd and even number plates for as long as high levels of contamination...

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