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Almost all London boroughs failed EU air pollution limit for toxic NO2 gas

Bromley and Sutton only two boroughs to meet limit set for nitrogen dioxide gas linked to respiratory health problems, data shows All but two of London’s boroughs are exceeding EU limits for a toxic gas linked to respiratory problems, ministers … Continue reading

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Meet the conductor: London set to trial first all-electric doubledecker bus

The first fully electric London doubledecker bus will enter service in October, as transport authorities try to reduce the capital’s air pollution levels. Transport for London said the Chinese-built bus would be the the world’s first purpose-built electric doubledecker. Until … Continue reading

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London’s toxic air ‘has already caused over 1,300 premature deaths this year’

More than 1,300 Londoners have already died prematurely due to toxic air so far this year, campaigners warned today. The shocking death toll includes over 60 estimated fatalities linked to “killer” pollution in Barnet, Croydon and Bromley, and more than … Continue reading

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‘Embrace green tech to clean up London’s toxic air’

Londoners were urged today to “embrace not fear” green technology, amid spiralling concerns over the death toll from toxic air on the capital’s streets. Lord Deben, chairman of Britain’s Committee on Climate Change, made the plea to dramatically speed up … Continue reading

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Supreme court orders UK to draw up air pollution cleanup plan

UK’s failure to meet EU limits on nitrogen dioxide must be tackled, court rules in case brought by NGO ClientEarth over government’s failure to act The supreme court has ordered the government to make plans for tackling the UK’s air … Continue reading

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Londoners demand David Cameron and Ed Miliband tackle London’s ‘toxic’ air pollution

Londoners today demanded David Cameron and Ed Miliband do more to tackle “toxic” air pollution blighting the city. Ahead of a Supreme Court judgement on Britain’s failure to meet a key EU air quality standard, nearly seven out of ten … Continue reading

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Boris tells Londoners: Spend LESS time outdoors to improve health

Boris Johnson today issued his first major public warning of high pollution in London – advising tens of thousands of people to cut back on physical exercise to protect their health. The level 7 alert – the highest this year … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson advised his London air pollution plans are too little, too late

Mayor’s proposed ultra low emission zone to reduce vehicle pollution should happen sooner than 2020 and cover a wider area, says London Assembly Boris Johnson’s plan for an “ultra low emission zone” (ULEZ) to reduce London’s air pollution from dirty … Continue reading

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