UK Pollution

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 24.07.2015 | 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 16.07.2015 | 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.

Londoners Deserve Better Air

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

These economic priorities will run in concert with, not be road-blocked by, my desire to make London a greener place to live and work. That must be the balanced approach that any Mayor makes to the capital's multi-faceted challenges, and I look forward to showing why I am uniquely suited to rise to that task.

Stress Is Causing A Surge In Adult Acne

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you think that acne is just for hormonal teens, then think again. Adult acne is plaguing the nation at the moment thanks to poor diet, stress an...

Lies, Capitalism, Natural Nanotechnology and England

Chris Forman | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Forman

As we learn more about biological systems and their nature in the context of the Earth as a single system, we begin to understand the natural nanotechnology involved. Just as birds inspired flight so the camouflage of octopi and the colours of butterflies inspire new levels of control over material.

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 14.04.2015 | 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...