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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...

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...

Parliament Must Be At The Heart Of Protecting The UK's Environment Post-Brexit

Karla Hill | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Karla Hill

Now we know that Brexit means Brexit, even if parliament votes against the deal negotiated by the Prime Minister. The stark truth which has emerged over the last 24 hours highlights clear evidence that we should all be worried about the future of the UK's parliamentary sovereignty, which many are so keen to wrestle back from Brussels. And that matters hugely for the future of the UK's environment.

Have Ministers Just Confirmed Our Worst Fears About Air Pollution Post-Brexit?

Keith Taylor | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Air pollution in Britain is a pervasive killer, but it is also intangible and invisible. You can rarely see it, you can't always smell it, and it is unlikely you will ever hear it. It is even less likely, apparently, that you will have heard about it if you happen to be a Conservative Party minister.

Air Pollution in the UK - Taking Years Off Our Lives

Clare Nasir | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK
Clare Nasir

DEFRA, the UK's environment ministry, was taken to the High Court by international environmental law firm ClientEarth over its failure to meet legal limits on air quality in 17 regions and cities across Britain. Whilst David Cameron would never be confused with Dan Quayle in terms of his environmental knowledge, it is time for him to match his awareness of the issues with the leadership we need to tackle this public health crisis. After all, don't we all have the right to take a stroll down our local high street in the knowledge it won't take years off our lives?