UK Pollution

The Big Cities Dealing With Noise Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech

We don’t tend to think of noise pollution in the same way as we do air pollution. Noise pollution, which describes the excessive noise we associate ...

Air Pollution Could Be Giving You A Bad Night's Sleep

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech

People living in areas with high levels of air pollution have been found to be up to 60% more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation than those livin...

'Grotesque' Discovery On Remote Pacific Island Proves 'There Is No Escaping Plastic Pollution'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Nearly 38 million pieces of plastic have washed up on the beaches of one of the most remote places on earth, with crabs turning discarded rubbish into...

Diesel Cars Are Causing Far More Air Pollution Than Lab Tests Made Us Believe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

In 2015, more than one million Volkswagen vehicles were caught in an emissions scandal after it was discovered the cars had been fitted with ‘defeat...

This 22-Year-Old Has An Ambitious Plan To Clean Up The World's Oceans

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

A foundation working to clean up the world’s oceans is set to start by tackling the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the first half of next year. The ...

Experts Reveal The Steps To Tackle Air Pollution The Government Isn't Prepared To Take

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics

It’s thought to play a part in at least 40,000 deaths every year and is regarded by health professionals as a national crisis, but fixing Britain’...

UK Killer Whale 'Lulu' Is 'One Of The Most Contaminated Animals In The World'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK

A killer whale who washed up on a Scottish beach last year was one of the “most contaminated” animals on the planet, researchers have found. Lulu,...

'Children Are Being Poisoned Now!' Fury As Tories Delay Publishing Air Quality Plan

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories were today accused of allowing children and pregnant women to be poisoned by toxic fumes by refusing to publish a long-awaited plan to impr...

Got A Runny Nose All The Time? Air Pollution Could Be The Cause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

There are not many things more irritating than having to walk around with a soggy tissue stuffed up your sleeve, constantly sniffing, because your nos...

Traffic Fumes Pollution 'Affects Happiness As Much As Death And Divorce'

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech

Air pollution from traffic fumes can be as detrimental for one’s happiness as bereavement or divorce, according to a study. Researchers have said t...

MPs' Children Cared For In Creches Just Yards From One Of The UK's Most Polluted Roads

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics

Children of MPs are being cared for within yards of some of the most polluted roads in the country, new analysis of the UK’s air quality has discove...

Setting The Record Straight On Diesel Pollution

Andrea Lee | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Andrea Lee

The prime minister must stand up for ordinary car drivers and stand up to the car industry by committing to a programme of mandatory vehicle recall and compensation for drivers. The government got us into this toxic mess by promoting and incentivising diesel, and high time that ministers took responsibility and started cleaning up. Urgently.

Sadiq Khan Has Some Very Bad News For Diesel Drivers

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

Sadiq Khan has unveiled new plans that will force drivers of polluting cars to pay up to £24 a day to drive in central London from 2019. All but the ...

Vitamins Could Protect You From Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Vitamin B may offer protection against the negative impacts of air pollution on the human body, according to a new study from the USA. A team from the...

Air Pollution Is Ravaging Plant Life

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, the problems of the city can feel a long way away. The negative impact of poor air quality on human health is, thankfully, increasingly well-documented. Not only does air pollution contribute to thousands of early deaths, it also compromises the health of people suffering from ailments like asthma.

Kids Vs Plastic

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Mary-Ann Ochota

Plastic pollution is the hot new environmental catastrophe on everyone's timeline. But is it really as bad as the moaners make out? I had a chat with the brains behind the Kids Against Plastic campaign, Amy and Ella Meek.

Tens Of Thousands Of London Children Endangered By Illegal Levels Of Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK

Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of all London’s schools are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause permanent damage to...

The Fuel That Could Solve Britain's Lethal Air Pollution Crisis Has One Big Drawback

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

Last month in London one air pollution monitoring station breached its annual limit just five days into the new year. Soon after, the Mayor Sadiq Khan...

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.