Category Archives: UK

T-Charge: New London traffic charge comes into force 

Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles will have to pay almost twice as much to drive in central London. Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £10 T-Charge, which mainly applies to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006, has come into force. It … Continue reading

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Hard-hitting air pollution posters to go on display on London’s Tube network 

A hard-hitting poster campaign highlighting the health risks posed by London’s dangerous air pollution levels is to go on display across the Tube network. Posters featuring stomach-churning images of everyday objects covered in black soot will be plastered across the capital’s train and London … Continue reading

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Oxford aims to cut air pollution with car ban in zero emissions zone 

Oxford council will phase out polluting vehicles including taxis, cars and buses from city centre area in 2020 Polluting vehicles could be banned from Oxford city centre under plans to bring in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero emissions … Continue reading

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Government ‘failed to clean up air’ 

New figures show the UK government failed to reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the 18 months after a court ordered it to clean up the air. At the end of 2016, the UK still had the same number … Continue reading

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Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle

Every area of the capital breaches global standards for PM2.5 pollution particles, with most areas exceeding levels by at least 50% The scale of London’s air pollution crisis was laid bare on Wednesday, with new figures showing that every person … Continue reading

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Developing an air quality plan for the Thames 

This summer, the Port of London Authority announced new research to develop an air quality strategy for the Thames. The project, part of the Thames Vision programme, will look into shore-side power, emissions monitoring and creating the first port-wide air … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Sadiq Khan calls for ban on wood-burning stoves 

London mayor cites figures showing that the home stoves, used in 16% of households, produce up to a third of all the capital’s fine-particle pollution Wood-burning stoves could be banned in some areas to combat air pollution under proposals by … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan triggers alert for high air pollution in London

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has triggered the capital’s emergency air quality alert as polluted air from the continent combines with toxic air in London to create dangerous levels of pollution. The alerts will see warnings displayed at bus stops, … Continue reading

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