Air Quality

Diesel And Petrol Car Ban Branded 'Cynical And Headline-Grabbing' By Campaigners

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Politics

Government plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from being sold in the UK within the next 25 years have been branded ‘cynical’ by environmental cam...

Diesel And Petrol Cars To Be Banned From Sale By 2040, Government To Announce

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

No new petrol or diesel cars and vans will be sold in the UK after 2040, the Government is to announce on Wednesday in its delayed plan to crackdown o...

Why Electric Vehicles Alone Aren't The Silver Bullet For Addressing Worsening Air Quality

Clare Wenner | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Clare Wenner

The new Minister in charge of transport and the environment at the Department for Transport, Jesse Norman, has a real chance now to make an immediate difference to both combatting climate change and air pollution. The solutions are there. But is the political will to implement them?

Nearly A Third Of MPs Will Face Battle With Illegal Air Pollution, Study Reveals.

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

Nearly a third of MPs will have to tackle illegal air pollution levels in their constituencies, a new study has found. Environmental charity Friends o...

Michael Gove Says Cleaning Up UK's Toxic Air Is One Of His Top Priorities

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has promised to make cutting air pollution one of his top priorities in his new post. Speaking at a National Farmers’ Union event in Pa...

UK Population Prepared To Pay Into Billion Pound Fund To Fight Toxic Air, Research Shows

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

The UK population is so worried about the effects of toxic air that most people would be prepared to pay into a fund to fight it, new research has rev...

The Hidden Dangers Of Indoor Air Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), exposure to air pollution is considered to be the biggest single environmental risk to human health....

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...