Category Archives: London

London ferries produce same pollution as hundreds of buses and trucks – but are not policed by tough new emission regulations

London ferries produce same pollution as hundreds of buses and trucks – but are not policed by tough new emission regulations Ferries used by commuters and tourists in the centre of London are spewing out pollution equivalent to hundreds of buses and … Continue reading

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Westminster schools to be protected by new ‘no-pollution zones’

Primary schools in Westminster will be protected by “no-pollution zones” under plans announced today. The council has promised to invest £1 million in creating pollution barriers around its primary schools. The clean air fund aims to cut harmful emissions by … Continue reading

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Air pollution fourth biggest threat to health

The number of people exposed to high particle pollution will be halved by 2025 if government plans are realised. There will be an attempt to curb smoke from solid fuel fires and wood-burners; pollution from diesel machinery will be reduced. … Continue reading

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Spain gets blame for high air pollution levels forecast in UK today

HIGH air pollution levels that have been forecast in parts of the UK today have been blamed on ‘toxic air’ from the south of Europe. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said, “Thursday and Friday have the chance of … Continue reading

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Public at risk from ‘daily cocktail of pollution’

  People are being exposed to a daily cocktail of pollution that may be having a significant impact on their health, England’s chief medical officer says. Prof Dame Sally Davies said the impact of air, light and noise pollution was … Continue reading

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London reaches legal air pollution limit just one month into the new year

Timing is a significant improvement, due in part to mayor’s measures, but campaigners say national government must ‘get a grip’ on toxic air Air pollution in London has reached the legal limit for the whole of 2018 less than a month … Continue reading

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London schools to be alerted on high air pollution days

Schools in London will receive an alert every time air pollution in the capital is set to pose an acute risk to health as part of a renewed push to highlight the scale of the capital’s toxic pollution crisis. Air … Continue reading

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London’s ultra-low emission zone could affect twice as many vehicles

The Mayor of London has launched a public consultation on his plans to double the number of drivers charged with a new levy by expanding the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). Sadiq Khan wants to push the zone’s boundaries out to … Continue reading

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