Air Quality

Air Pollution: Until People Realise It's As Big A Health Risk As Smoking, Nothing Will Be Done

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Politics

On a sunny day, tourists often flock to the seaside town of Southend, Essex. But for resident Janet Morrison, who suffers from three serious lung cond...

Government Air Quality Plans 'Woefully Inadequate', Say Campaigners

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics

Government plans to tackle air pollution across the country have been branded ‘woefully inadequate’ by leading campaigners. Defra was forced to pu...

Greens Accuse Government Of 'Not Caring' About Air Pollution As Public Transport Costs Soar

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Politics

Public transport prices have soared while the cost of travelling by car has dropped dramatically over the last four decades, new figures have revealed...

The Waugh Zone April 24, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, April 24… 1) PARIS SPRING The French Presidential election is showing that 2017 could turn out t...

Air Pollution And Children: What Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Parents

Air pollution has reached high levels in eight regions across the UK, according to the government. Greater London, the south east and eastern England ...

Londoners Warned Not To Drive Because The Air Pollution Is So Bad

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

Londoners were warned not to drive on Monday as air pollution levels in the city soared. Simon Birkett, founder and director of Clean Air in London, u...

The Waugh Zone November 25, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, November 25… 1) EVERYTIME WE SAY GOODBYE How strange the change from Major to minor. Sir John Majo...

Air Pollution In The EU Killing 467,000 People Annually

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech

Air pollution in Europe is causing nearly half a million premature deaths every year, according to a concerning new report from the European Environme...

We Need A More Ambitious Plan To Clean Up Our Air

Sam Hall | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Hall

The Government has made a positive start in improving air quality and encouraging green alternatives. But it needs to be more ambitious. It should drive forward this agenda whatever the outcome of the court case.

Londoners Take Action On 'Idlers' To Clean Up The City's Filthy Air

Paula Owen | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Paula Owen

Last week, ordinary Londoners from all walks of life and from the north, south, east and west of the city got together to help put a stop to unnecessa...

The Hole In The Ozone Layer Is Starting To Heal, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Tech

The hole over the ozone layer is finally healing according to new research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A team in Boston reported “...

London Mother Wants Boris Johnson's Record On Air Pollution Examined After Daughter's Asthma Death

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

A grieving mother has described the "horrendous" asthma attack - she suspects caused by air pollution - that killed her daughter. Rosamund Kissi-Debr...

European Parliament Takes Big Step Towards Tackling Air Pollution, But the UK Government Is Taking Us Two Steps Back

Seb Dance | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Seb Dance

The current system isn't working and status quo is not an option. The government needs to stop being the mouthpiece of industry and get on with the job of protecting the British people. It's time to deal with this invisible killer once and for all.

VW Emissions Affair: UK Drivers are being left in the dark due to mixed messages from Ministers

Richard Burden | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

The UK Government must come clean on what they knew and move quicker to end uncertainty for drivers.

David Cameron's Ideological Assault on the Environment Could Have Catastrophic Consequences Beyond Our Own Borders

Seb Dance | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

Our current political leaders, whether we support them on other matters or not, must not abdicate themselves from showing the leadership the world so desperately needs.

Europe Is Taking Action on Air Pollution: But Will London's Mayor Follow Our Lead

Seb Dance | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

Yesterday morning the European Parliament's Environment Committee voted for strong and comprehensive measures to combat air pollution, strengthening current laws limiting emissions on harmful pollutants for Member States.

Londoners Deserve Better Air

Ivan Massow | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

These economic priorities will run in concert with, not be road-blocked by, my desire to make London a greener place to live and work. That must be the balanced approach that any Mayor makes to the capital's multi-faceted challenges, and I look forward to showing why I am uniquely suited to rise to that task.

A Right to Clean Air

Darren Hall | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK
Darren Hall

Picture the scene of a man stood atop a tank breaking a Palestinian flag over his knee, familiar imagery from the West Bank or the Gaza Strip? No, thi...

Veiled Threats and Angry Letters - The Moment the Mayor's Office Snapped

Murad Qureshi | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Murad Qureshi

This latest episode in the air pollution debate signifies how politically toxic accusations against the Mayor's air pollution policies have become. Clearly, if you dare to question the Mayor's commitment to the issue you might find yourself on the receiving end of an angry letter and veiled threats...

Labour Will Champion The Green Agenda In Government

Maria Eagle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Eagle

I believe that if politics is about anything, it should be about improving people's lives and bequeathing something better to our children than we ourselves inherited. If internationalism is about anything, it is about doing that for people around the world regardless of where they live. That's what environmentalism and sustainability mean to me.

Government Runs Rough-Shod Over Residents on Aircraft Noise

Murad Qureshi | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Politics
Murad Qureshi

When the Government published its aviation policy framework in draft form, it asked the right questions about noise, air quality and climate change, but the final version fails to deliver on these. It is disappointing that so few of the recommendations we and others made have been taken up by the Government.

Will Beijing 2008 Still be the Greenest Games Ever?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Anders Lorenzen

When London won the Olympic bid, it was claimed that these would be the 'greenest Olympics ever'. While there have been some important green strides, some of which undoubtedly can be used to inform future major sporting events, it's been disappointing that so many of the initial green pledges have since been dropped.

Say No to Boris, London's Environment Demands It

Damien Clarkson | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

Tomorrow us Londoners have to choose who will be our Mayor for the next four years. As a green I wish Jenny Jones was heading for a huge victory but I am realistic and know that a strong vote for green candidates in the London assembly is probably the best we can hope for this time around.

You Can't Buy Green Cool Boris

Damien Clarkson | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

With Boris Johnson as Mayor of London, I believe we would be gambling with the environmental wellbeing for future generations. The time for comedy interviews and PR stunt has ended, let's elect a Mayor ready to listen to people not big business.

Tom Zeller Jr.

On Poor Air Quality, We Face 'Perfect Storm' In 2012 - Or Do We? | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK

Last Wednesday at the View Tube, an arts and community center in East London within clear view of the nascent 2012 Olympic site, the artist Faisal Abd...