UK Pollution

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 03.04.2014 | 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 21.02.2014 | 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.

Choking Levels Of Smog Cause Chinese Models To Cover-Up

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

No this isn’t the latest ‘Derelicte’ runway show (though there’ll be no surprises if the trend hits Fashion Week next year.) Thick levels o...

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Shanghai is notorious for its terrible air quality, but the smog in this Chinese metropolis just hit absurd levels. The government's air pollution mon...

Mystery Over 'Rancid Fat' Washing Up On British Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Lumps of poisonous fat are invading the south Wales coast line, prompting warnings from environmental experts. After the disgusting globs of "ranci...

Plenty More Fish in the Sea: What is Being Done to Ensure Marine Sustainability?

Frontier | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

The Mafia Island Marine Park is the first of its kind in the world. Set up as collaboration between Frontier and the WFF, it is recognised as the firs...

Yet More Pollution Shame For China?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Thousands of fish have mysteriously died in a lake in China, in what could be yet another example of the pollution plaguing the country. The lake w...

Chinese Smog Blamed For Lung Cancer Diagnosis Of Girl, 8

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

China's asphyxiating pollution and smog is being blamed for an eight-year-old girl's diagnosis of lung cancer. Media reports say the unnamed girl ...

'You Can't See Your Own Fingers In Front Of You'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

If you thought Britain was having gloomy weather, check out the state of Harbin, one of China’s largest cities. Thick smog cloaked much of the r...

'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

Who's Funding Climate Change...

Alex Scrivener | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Alex Scrivener

Let's face it, we've all read about consequences of burning fossil fuel, especially coal. However, I couldn't have imagined, until I went to Borneo, how devastating coal mining is for the people living where it happens to be found...

As IPCC Launches Landmark Study, Is the Tide Turning on Tackling Climate Change?

Andrew Hammond | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Andrew Hammond

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last Friday the most comprehensive ever study on global warming. The landmark report, prepared by more than 200 scientists over two years, concludes that global temperatures could rise by up to 4.8 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of this century compared to pre-industrial levels, but could potentially still be held to 0.3 C (0.5 F) with deep, speedy cuts in emissions.

E, What a Waste

Mark Piggott | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Piggott

Each year in the UK we discard over a million tonnes of so-called e-waste: all those old scanners, PCs, mobiles and an estimated two million TVs that either stopped working or have become "obsolete". Around half of these six million items could be repaired but it's usually easier and cheaper just to buy a new one.

'We Are Sitting On A Time Bomb'

the Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The plastic peril inflicting our oceans is now so severe humans are ingesting particles of litter, a leading marine expert has warned. The vast qua...