Category Archives: UK

Renault and Jeep diesel cars are ‘biggest culprits for toxic fumes’, Which? car tests show 

More than 270 diesel cars were tested to find out which have the highest emissions Diesel cars made by Renault and Jeep are the biggest culprits emitting the most toxic fumes into Britain’s air, according to a study by Which? … Continue reading

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Four select committees launch joint inquiry into UK air pollution crisis 

MPs say unprecedented investigation will study harm caused by toxic air and scrutinise government efforts to tackle it MPs from four influential committees are coming together to launch a joint inquiry into the scale and impact of the UK’s air … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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London mayor Sadiq Khan launches low-emission bus zone‎ 

The first of 12 low-emission bus zones (LEBZ) has been launched by London mayor Sadiq Khan as part of his strategy to tackle air pollution. It was established earlier in Putney High Street, one of the most polluted areas of … Continue reading

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Oxford city centre zero emissions zone study launched 

A study looking into banning all petrol and diesel vehicles from the centre of Oxford has been launched. The city and county councils have jointly commissioned the £30,000 study in a bid to reduce air pollution. If agreed, the zone … Continue reading

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Use buggy covers to combat air pollution danger, parents warned

Parents should protect their infants by using covers on pushchairs during the school run, particularly in the morning, according to experts Parents should use covers on their pushchairs during the school run to protect their infants from air pollution, experts … Continue reading

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‘No way’ of monitoring Southampton docks air pollution 

Southampton, the biggest cruise port in Britain, has no way of monitoring air pollution generated by emissions from the largest ships in the world. A BBC investigation reveals Southampton docks does not monitor its air pollution rates, despite the city … Continue reading

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How bad is air pollution? 

Air pollution is in the news, and the government must devise a new plan to clean the air after losing two court cases. But how bad is Britain’s air? Who is most to blame? And what should be done? How … Continue reading

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