Category Archives: UK

Diesel charge trial launched in central London 

Diesel car drivers will be charged an extra £2.45 an hour from today to park in parts of central London, in an attempt to combat toxic air. Westminster council is launching a trial of the “D-charge” on pay-to-park bays in … Continue reading

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Latest diesel car models remain highly polluting, tests show 

Six new vehicles including Land Rover and Suzuki are adding to air pollution crisis, despite stricter rules coming in months The latest diesel car models are failing to meet pollution limits when on the road, just three months ahead of … Continue reading

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Side street routes to avoid city pollution can cut exposure by half 

Clean air signposts and online walking maps to sidestep diesel fumes would benefit public health, finds study Taking a side street route when walking through a city cuts a person’s air pollution exposure by half, according to a new study. … Continue reading

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UK government sued for third time over illegal air pollution from diesels 

Environmental lawyers who have defeated ministers twice return to court in a bid to remove ‘major flaws’ from air quality plans Environmental lawyers are taking the government to the high court for a third time in a bid to remove … Continue reading

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Dirty diesel: why ships are the worst offenders

In all the controversy over toxic air pollution from diesel cars, little is heard of a worse source of pollution – shipping. Large ocean-going ships tend to use bunker fuel, the world’s dirtiest diesel fuel – a toxic, tar-like sludge … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s bid for low emission zone 

Edinburgh is to bid to have Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone to tackle air pollution. Councillors have agreed to approach the Scottish government, which has said it will fund one pilot by 2018. Lorries, vans and buses which did not … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills more people in the UK than in Sweden, US and Mexico 

WHO figures show people in Britain are more likely to die from dirty air than those living in some other comparable countries People in the UK are 64 times as likely to die of air pollution as those in Sweden … Continue reading

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UK government agrees to publish air pollution strategy in next week 

No 10 will not challenge high court judgment, which rejected ministers’ efforts to keep policy secret until after election A draft plan to tackle air pollution will finally be published within the next week, after No 10 said it would … Continue reading

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