UK Pollution

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...

Caroline Lucas: What We Need To Do About Air Pollution Now

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Caroline Lucas has issued a rallying cry for the public to put pressure on the Government to tackle air pollution...

How Virtual Reality Tech Will Help The Environment

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech

A recent report from academics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, lays bare the devastating impact plastics are having on the environment...

Borough Market Launches Water Fountains

Darren Henaghan | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK
Darren Henaghan

In a modern, fast-moving city like London, it's easy to assume that things today are more convenient than ever before, that our lives are blessed with almost infinite choices. But that's not always the case

5 Bizarre Possible Explanations For The Mysterious Sussex 'Haze'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK

A chemical ‘haze’ which mysteriously descended on the Sussex coast on Sunday has left authorities scratching their heads. Some 150 people required...

Applying The ULEZ Charge To Motorcyclists Will Hurt All Londoners, Not Only Those Who Ride

Anton Shelupanov | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Anton Shelupanov

City Hall must pay attention to evidence instead of plunging thousands into transport poverty. Air pollution in London, as in other cities, is a sign...

How Major Cities Will Actually Ban Diesel Vehicles

Phillip Othen | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech

It is remarkable to think that diesel fuel has gone from environmental saviour to environmental pariah in less than a decade. For years, it was touted...

Pollution Is Wreaking More Havoc On Your Body Than We Had Originally Feared

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Tech

It is no secret that air pollution is bad for the human body but new studies have shown that the prognosis could actually be far worse than previously...

How I Switched To A Single Use Plastic-Free Life

HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It was a September evening when I first noticed it. Wading out of the sea after a long evening surf session, I looked down at the sand and saw somethi...

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...

Why Is This Government Talking About 2040 Aspirations But Still Subsidising Diesel Pollution In Our Cities Today?

Toby Peters | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Politics
Toby Peters

The UK Government has finally announced its plans to clean up the air we breathe. They have unquestionably responded to pressure from campaigners, but hopefully they also recognise the genuine harm that nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter has on all our health.

Live Or Work On A Busy Road? The Truth About Noise Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Tech

While we’re all aware of the term noise pollution, most of us regard it as just an irritant we have to put up with. The construction site near the o...

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...

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

After learning that travelling on the London underground exposes commuters to high levels of toxic air particles, no one could blame you for wanting t...

Vast Amounts Of Toxic Mercury Are Gathering In The Arctic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

Large amounts of toxic mercury are now accumulating in the Arctic tundra, as a result of coal burning, mining and industrial processes around the worl...

How You Can Protect The Future By Buying Mercury-Free Gold

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Style

Gold mining’s association with poor health and environmental damage has been unearthed over the years - but it’s still something many of us know l...

The London Underground Contains Toxic Particles That Could Put You At Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

Commuters who travel regularly on the London Underground are breathing in around 12 million toxic ‘nanodust’ particles every single minute, accord...

Increased Air Pollution Could Take A Decade Off Your Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

Increased air pollution can cut a human’s lifespan by between 9 and 11 years, almost a decade longer than most previous estimates had calculated at ...

China Is Building A 'Forest City' And It Looks Absolutely Incredible

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

Plans for a green ‘forest city’ that will help to fight pollution are about to become a reality as construction begins on an innovative new projec...

The Cool Innovations Improving Urban Air Quality

Phillip Othen | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

The war against air pollution will be won or lost in the world’s cities. As greater numbers of people move to urban areas, it’s clear that unless ...

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....

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of outdoor air pollution. 80% of air pollutio...

How UK Cities Are Dealing With The Problem Of Air Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The problem of air pollution in cities isn’t new. Back in 1661, diarist John Evelyn published an attack on the ‘hellish and dismal cloud of sea-co...

The Big Cities Dealing With Noise Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech

We don’t tend to think of noise pollution in the same way as we do air pollution. Noise pollution, which describes the excessive noise we associate ...

Air Pollution Could Be Giving You A Bad Night's Sleep

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech

People living in areas with high levels of air pollution have been found to be up to 60% more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation than those livin...