Category Archives: London

Oslo, London lead push for greener transport – study

Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed on Tuesday. European cities filled eight … Continue reading

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How to stop the construction industry choking our cities

Building firms need to start treating diesel emissions in the same way as asbestos, says air pollution expert Poor air quality, with diesel the biggest culprit, is now thought to be the cause of 40,000 deaths in the UK each … Continue reading

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London parents could face ban on taking kids to school by car 

Parents who use a car on the school run will be fined up to £130 in parts of London to tackle air pollution and dangerous driving, the Standard has learned. The unprecedented action is being taken around two primaries and … Continue reading

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Thousands of British children exposed to illegal levels of air pollution 

More than 2,000 schools and nurseries close to roads with damaging levels of diesel fumes, joint investigation by Guardian and Greenpeace reveals Hundreds of thousands of children are being exposed to illegal levels of damaging air pollution from diesel vehicles … Continue reading

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Paris and London mayors announce scheme to gauge car emissions 

The mayors of Paris and London announced a new scheme for monitoring emissions from vehicles on Wednesday, aimed at improving air quality in the two capitals. Anne Hidalgo of Paris and London’s Sadiq Khan said the system would set up … 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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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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