Air Quality

Commons Committees Join Forces To Scrutinise Government's Plans To Cut Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Politics

Four select committees will join forces to scrutinise government plans to clean up toxic air across the UK. MPs on the environment food and rural affa...

Why It's Time To Start Caring About Air Pollution

Larissa Clark | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Tech
Larissa Clark

There's something about air pollution caused largely by emissions from diesel vehicles that people can't quite get their heads around. A perfect example of blissful ignorance. Until I had a call from a friend and ex-colleague Eleanor Church, I was one of them.

Sadiq Khan Wants Broadcasters To Provide Pollution Forecasts To Help Tackle Toxic Air

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics

Television and radio broadcasters should provide pollution as well as weather forecasts to help tackle toxic air, according to the Mayor of London. Sa...

Hard-Hitting Campaign Helps Parents Discover If Their Child Is Playing In A 'Poisoned Playground'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Politics

Three quarters of parents in Britain wants to see extra measures put in place to protect children from air pollution. A poll conducted by YouGov for e...

Will Air Quality Laws Vital To Protecting Our Health Still Be Enforced After Brexit?

Hilary Benn | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
Hilary Benn

If people living in our towns and cities are to breathe easier, we need effective air quality laws to be implemented now to save lives and reduce ill health. Just moving across EU law without any means to monitor or enforce it won't help make that happen. That's why I will be raising this issue when we debate the EU Withdrawal Bill today. Britain has shown that it can lead the world on environmental legislation, as we did with the original Clean Air Act in the 1950s. The task now is to make sure that our air quality laws remain living, breathing and effective after Brexit.

Redefining Female Innovation: Air Quality

Donna Lyndsay | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Tech
Donna Lyndsay

My ambition for the future is to secure funding for EarthSense and to make the company a global leader in environmental monitoring, modelling and data. It's also to demonstrate to my children and their generation that gender or location doesn't stop us from trying to address global issues, its only limited by our willingness to try.

How The London Environment Strategy Will Make The Capital One Of The Greenest Cities On Earth

Shirley Rodrigues | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics
Shirley Rodrigues

The London Environment Strategy isn't just about becoming a National Park City - it's about tackling pollution, mitigating the impacts of climate change, promoting cleaner energy - as well as making more than 50% of London green by 2050.

Updated Air Quality Plan Is Flawed And Lacks A Clear Investment Strategy

Richard Gane | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Richard Gane

The Government's latest Air Quality Plan is flawed in so many ways that it will be impossible to implement and a clear investment strategy is needed t...

Government's Air Quality Plan Makes Electric Car Revolution Inevitable, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Politics

The government’s plan to clean up the UK’s air means an electric car revolution is inevitable, according to experts. Environment secretary Michael...

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 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

Children who come from deprived neighbourhoods in London are facing health risks including a high level of air pollution, a study has found. The study...

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.