UK Pollution

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...

Air Pollution May Trigger Stillbirths, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

Stillbirths could be triggered by air pollution, according to a new study that has prompted experts to call for further research into the risks for mu...

The Ocean Cleanup

Frontier | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

It's no secret that we've been dumping stuff in our oceans for years. It's probably also no secret that most of what's dumped are not natural material...

How Polluted Is Your Area? Tweet These Pigeons And They'll Tell You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Tech

Ever wondered how polluted your road is? Or how about your local area? Well a new initiative by air-monitoring company Plume Labs is about to give you...

Why London's Next Mayor Must 'Go Dutch' on Cycling

Adam Stones | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Adam Stones

For a nation known for their wooden shoes, it's a wonder the Dutch have also come to lead the world in getting about on two wheels. But in any city centre in Holland, it's not the industrial sound of the engine and horn that dominates but the pleasing mechanical rhythm of bike wheels turning.

It Will Only Be a Happy New Year If the Money Drowns Before We Do

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

It's very hard to wish you all a happy new year when so many are experiencing hardship. Whether you are trying to get muddy water out of what used to be your home, digging your children out of the rubble of an air strike in Syria, fighting forest fires in drought ridden Spain, or contemplating the failed COP 21 agreement, I am thinking of you.

These Incredible Images Reveal Everything From Air Pollution To The Syrian War

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

Satellite images from NASA's Aura satellite have revealed the huge changes in air pollution that have taken place across the globe including significa...

In Paris, We Let China Off the Hook

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Paul Reza Afshar

I was told to bring gifts to my first Chinese business negotiation. Something British, and expensive. Arriving I indulged in the obligatory double-handed presentation of business cards and studiously examined my counterpart's credentials. 'Give him face' I was told. I was ebullient with esteem, commenting on the seniority of his position and the size of his office.

A Deal in Paris Won't Help Girl X, Yet

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Reza Afshar

Carbon-sink building materials, bike helmets which ionise particulate matter, monitoring PM2.5 levels at building sites and major traffic junctions. All seeming technologies of the future but all offering potential solutions to London's worsening air problem. It's time we have that conversation, before it's too late.

Ailing Planet Needs Our Help NOW

Simon Cowell MBE | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Simon Cowell MBE

The state of the world's oceans was been laid bare in a WWF report released this month. Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have d...

Keeping Cool Need Not Cost the Earth

Toby Peters | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

Transport is vital: it's no good producing food and then just leaving it in a cold store; it needs to move quickly and efficiently from producer to consumer, and that requires a large fleet of refrigerated vehicles.

The Steep Drop in Volkswagen's Shares Show the Importance of Ethical Business

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

Management accountants, with their role as business partners, are ideally equipped to navigate this arena, providing the relevant insight to manage the risks as well as innovations that come with ethical scenarios. And while the Volkswagen story unfolds before our eyes, seemingly with no end in sight, it serves as a timely reminder: ignore acting ethically at your own peril.

London Crowned Europe's Most Congested City as Mayor Predicts the Worst Is Yet to Come

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

London became Europe's most congested city in 2014 with drivers spending 96 hours in traffic, according to a recent report by traffic monitoring agency Inrix. This means London has leapfrogged previous biggest loser Brussels to claim this year's gridlock gold medal.

Shocking Environmental Implications of Fashion

Heidy Rehman | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Style
Heidy Rehman

A better understanding about the shocking environmental implications of low-cost garment production may finally move customers to push companies into improving their ethics, pay and working conditions. That's because the environment directly affects the customer, and any children they have or intend to have.

Making London's Air Fit to Breathe

Diane Abbott | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

The fight to cut air pollution in London is literally a life and death matter. Some 9,500 Londoners die from air pollution every year - with the poorest parts of the capital worst hit by pollution. London has the highest levels of air pollution of any European capital. Air pollution affects all Londoners - from being in the dirtiest busiest thoroughfares like the Euston Road to the schools and workplaces we travel to daily. But it is London's poorest and most vulnerable that are affected most and that is simply unjust.

Taking A Dip In The British Seaside This Summer? Here's How To Make Sure You're Swimming In Clean Water

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

If you're "going British" for your summer holiday and heading to the lovely English seaside, then you're going to want to know you're dipping your toe...

Plastic Bag Use At Supermarkets Rises For A Fifth Year

PA | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK

The number of single-use plastic bags handed out by UK supermarkets has increased for the fifth year, running to 8.5 billion, figures show.The number ...

Turns Out 'Eco-Friendly' Boris Buses Are Actually Running On Diesel

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson's "eco-friendly" Routemasters are running on diesel as their batteries are failing, with drivers claiming the issues increase the risk o...

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.