Category Archives: London

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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Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel 

The transport secretary suggests drivers should try to buy the least polluting vehicles possible. The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which … Continue reading

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Revealed: thousands of children at London schools breathe toxic air 

Exclusive: 802 schools, nurseries and colleges are in areas where levels of nitrogen dioxide breach EU legal limits Tens of thousands of children at more than 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of … Continue reading

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘final warning’ from European Commission to UK 

The European Commission has sent a “final warning” to the UK over breaches of air pollution limits. It said limits had been repeatedly exceeded in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow. Germany, France, Spain and Italy were also … Continue reading

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Time is ‘running out’ to protect London children: major air pollution warning from top doctors 

More than 220 doctors today warned time is “running out” to tackle Britain’s toxic air scandal to protect a generation of young children. The medics, including more than 100 from London, wrote to Theresa May urging her to start phasing … Continue reading

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A plan to clean up Britain’s toxic air 

Pollution shortens Londoners’ lives by between nine and 16 months GAZING out over London’s chimneys, Liverpool’s docks or Edinburgh’s spires can cloud a tourist’s judgment. Air pollution “plagues” Britain, says one UN official. The capital is particularly nasty, and compares … Continue reading

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