UK Pollution

Polluting Cars Will Be Taxed To Enter Central London From October

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech

Drivers of older, more polluting cars will be charged an extra levy for entering central London from 23 October, the Mayor of London has announced. Sa...

Tiny Plastic 'Nurdles' Discovered On 73% Of Beaches In Nationwide Search

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK

A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets. The lentil-sized pellets...

Diesel Scrappage Scheme - But What About The Subsidised Polluters?

Toby Peters | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Toby Peters

According to a recent news report, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is thinking of introducing a diesel scrappage scheme. If so, not a moment too so...

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 ...

‘Red’ Toxic Air Alert Issued To 8 London Boroughs As German Smog Cloud Swamps Capital

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

A toxic air alert has been issued for eight London boroughs as Mayor Sadiq Khan warned of a “public health emergency.” The “red” warnings were...

This Shocking Photo Sums Up Just How Bad Beijing's Smog Crisis Has Become

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Tech

If you thought London’s pollution crisis couldn’t get any worse, take a look at this terrifying photo from Beijing. Beijing from the air as smog ...

What Can Be Done To Tackle London's Toxic Air Problem?

Alan Andrews | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Alan Andrews

It is essential that the Mayor delivers on his promise to clean up London's air and that the national Government backs him. While London has the worst air pollution, this is a national problem which requires a national solution.

London Breaches Annual Air Pollution Limit - In Just 5 Days

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics

London’s annual legal limit on air pollution has been breached just five days into 2017. The nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hourly legal limit for the whole...

Why Madrid Banned Cars With Even-Number Registration Plates

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

Cars with even-number registration plates will be banned in Madrid today (29 December) as pollution soars to dangerous levels in the Spanish capital. ...

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...

Five Things You Can Change To Help The Environment

Frontier | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Recent political developments have exacerbated this air of futility as we find ourselves at a tipping point in regards to the environment and climate action. However these set-backs mean that unity is more important than ever, and doing our individual part to contribute to the whole is vital.

Smog In India Is Now So Bad You Can See It From Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech

Smog in New Delhi, long considered the world’s most polluted city, is now so bad that you can see it from outer space, as confirmed by a series of p...

The Rush Hour Commute Is Quite Literally Killing Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case you weren’t already enjoying sitting stationary in gridlock traffic, here’s something to make you feel a little better about the situ...

Paris, Gatwick, Heathrow, And Montreal - Why No New Runway Is The Right Option For Britain

Keith Taylor | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

With no indication the government intends to reject airport expansion proposals at Gatwick and Heathrow, ratification begins to look like empty symbolism. Either that or the Prime Minister simply doesn't understand the agreement on which she is about to put pen to paper.

Air Pollution Exposure Puts People At Higher Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Tech

Long-term exposure to air pollution in the area where you live increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Scientis...

Waste Mountain Could Be Golden Opportunity For The World's Poorest

Richard Gower | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Richard Gower

Our present economic model, which could be described as 'take, make, dispose', has generated significant improvements in our standard of living, but is also harming us. According to the World Health Organisation, each year twenty times more people die of diseases linked to mismanagement of waste and pollutants than die from malaria.

The Government Will Hit Air Pollution Targets 10 Years Late, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Politics

Vital air pollution targets will be met by the Government 10 years too late, a new report has warned. The Environmental Audit Select Committee found t...

These Incredible Flying River Taxis Could Solve Paris's Congestion Crisis

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech

UberCopter’s reputation as the most eye-catching form of urban transport is set to be superseded by a bubble-shaped river shuttle that will glide ac...

You Won't Own A Petrol Car In 15 Years, Says Richard Branson

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech

Formula E is accelerating the development of electric vehicle technology at such a rate that fuel-powered cars could be relegated to history within 15...

These Incredible Smart "Trees" Could Help Solve Paris' Air Pollution Crisis

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech

Paris officials are piloting three smart “trees” at the Place de la Nation in a bid to curb the city’s pollution crisis, The Huffington Post UK ...

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 “...

Why We Must Stop Using Microbeads

Dougie Poynter | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dougie Poynter

We have the power to create change and a shift in culture. Each of us has the ability to voice our opinions against this issue and start conversation about plastic pollution to our friends, family and leaders. Every unused bottle matters.

Carbon Dioxide Pollution Reaches Historic Levels At The South Pole

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists in Antarctica have finally measured carbon dioxide levels rising above 400 parts per million. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ...

Stick Figures - The Danger of Playing the Numbers Game With Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

What's the difference between a tree and a tree? Potentially a lot. Let me illustrate. Meet Greta*. Greta is a Beech tree nestled in a patch of woodl...

Does Living Near A Landfill Site Increase Your Cancer Risk?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Italian researchers have found that living near a landfill site may increase a person's risk of dying from lung cancer due to exposure to harmful gass...