The map illustrate the soil cover by percentage crops in 2000 on the regional European level, showing that in Italy, Denmark, Germany, northern Sweden and Portugal the soil is covered, on average, around 70% of the year
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In the United Kingdom and Spain soil cover is, on average, around 80% of the year. The lowest degree of soil cover by crops is found in eastern Austria, Greece, south-western France, Finland and southern Sweden.
On very hot days use public transport rather than your car.
Car exhaust emissions react with sunlight and heat to cause polluting gases such as tropospheric ozone. This is the main ingredient of poor air quality and photo-chemical smog, which can cause breathing difficulties. To find out the level of ozone pollution across Europe, go to EEA's Live Ozone Map.
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