UK Pollution

Why Air Pollution Could Increase Stroke Risk

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When an unsightly (and somewhat toxic) smog descended upon Britain last week, many people were concerned for their health. And if new research is ...

There Is Too Much Poo On Mount Everest

Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

A surplus of human poo on Mount Everest is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak. More than 700 climbe...

Corruption Probe Taints Rio's Olympic Image

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

With Rio agog over Carnival Federal Police in Brazil are investigating whether politically influential companies used corrupt practices to win contracts for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Oil Giant Shell Humbled by Bodo Fishermen in UK Court Settlement

Peter Frankental | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Peter Frankental

After decades of blaming anyone else for the ecological disaster in the Niger Delta, Shell has been forced to point the finger at itself. Why else would the company make an out-of-court settlement of £55million and admit to telling lies during the course of the legal process?

Veiled Threats and Angry Letters - The Moment the Mayor's Office Snapped

Murad Qureshi | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Murad Qureshi

This latest episode in the air pollution debate signifies how politically toxic accusations against the Mayor's air pollution policies have become. Clearly, if you dare to question the Mayor's commitment to the issue you might find yourself on the receiving end of an angry letter and veiled threats...

The End of the World Is Not Enough: Why the Key to Understanding Change Is Understanding Ourselves

Martin Dorey | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

We don't like to be told what to do. We don't like to be told to compromise, when others don't. Each of us is as important as the other, so why shouldn't we have what they have?

London's Air Quality Must Be a Mayoral Priority

Christian Wolmar | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

This is not a time for half-measures - which is all Boris has promised, and the entirety of what it seems he can do. The capital and its millions of residents and visitors deserve effective and long-term solutions, and an end to the needless deaths caused by inaction.

When Might = Right: How Chevron Got Out of a $19Billion Lawsuit

Jo Simmons | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Jo Simmons

Four years on from the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast, in which approximately 210 million barrels of oil leaked into the oc...

Fresh Thinking: Longitude Problem Solved

Rebecca Rose | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

Voting has begun on the selection of the most pressing issue of our day: ensuring universal access to safe water, providing everyone with nutritious a...

Why Asthma Kills

Anna Murphy | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Murphy

Every year approximately 1400 people die from asthma in the UK, more than the number of deaths from asthma in Austria, Finland, Sweden, Poland and Por...

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Nick Abbot | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

Pollution is changing your sex. If pollution was getting you more sex, it would be nice. It isn't though, and it may just deprive you of having it for the rest of your life, particularly if you are are a thick-lipped grey mullet. That's not me getting personal, that is their actual name.

Londoners Warned As 'Le Smog' To Fill The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Londoners could soon be breathing 'Le Smog', the dirty Paris air that the French government has gone to extreme measures to try to disperse. Emissi...

Haunting Images Show Life Next One Of The World's Most Polluted Rivers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

Once a tropical paradise, the Citarum river on the Indonesian island of Java is now a toxic soup containing dangerously high levels of heavy metals, r...

Jar Of French Mountain Air Sells For £512 In Smog Smothered Beijing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Some poor desperate soul in smog-smothered Beijing has forked out £512 for some fresh air. Artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in so...

Sahara Dust Set To Disperse At Last

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Air pollution levels remain high across parts of England and Wales but are expected to reduce late Friday. The Department for Environment, Food and...

UK Smog Cloud Is the Same Old Pollution With a Saharan Twist

The Conversation UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

It might seem strange to some that dust from the Sahara is falling on their cars in England. Stranger still, that Saharan sand is mixing with general air pollution from both Europe and the UK to bring about the maximum possible health warning for air quality to parts of the country. But air pollution is hardly a new phenomenon...

Spike In 999 Calls For Breathing Problems, As Smog Blankets London

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

The London Ambulance Service saw a 14% rise in 999 calls for patients with breathing problems yesterday and is still experiencing higher volumes of ca...

London Smog Stops Cameron's Morning Jog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron gave up his regular morning jog because of the toxic smog that has descended on the capital. London's braver runners a...

Experts Warns Asthmatics As Sahara Rain Smog Continues

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Record levels of air pollution will continue to plague the UK, and could cause problems for asthmatics, experts have warned. A perfect storm of dus...

12 Incredible Pictures Of London Shrouded In Saharan Dust

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

London was hit by a health alert Wednesday, as a dirty cocktail of dust, car fumes and pollutants swept across the city. The deluge of the so-calle...

'Sahara Rain' Pollution Puts Southern Britain On High Alert

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Sahara Dust: 7 Things You Didn't Know About This Curious Weather Phenomenon The deluge of the so-called 'Sahara Rain' means people should...

London 'Doesn't Need' Paris-Style Traffic Restrictions, BoJo's Adviser Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

London "doesn't need" to use the pollution-tackling measures introduced in Paris, a senior adviser to Boris Johnson has said, after the French capital...

Buckingham Palace Has UK's Worst Air Pollution

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Buckingham Palace has the worst air pollution in the country, four times the safe level of toxic gas mandated by the EU. Researchers from DEFRA fou...

Paying the Polluter to Pollute

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

For as long as oil and gas extraction is taking place, it is right to tax it heavily. These taxes should rightfully be paying to mop up the Thames Valley and the Somerset levels, for sea walls and flood defences wherever our communities need them.

US Emissions Rise as Shale Gas 'Miracle' Stalls

Bob Ward | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK
Bob Ward

Efforts in the United States to introduce federal legislation on climate change have been given greater urgency by news that the shale gas 'miracle', which delivered both lower electricity prices and reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, has stalled.