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125 million Americans breathe unhealthy levels of air pollution where they live, 2017 ‘State of the Air’ report says

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report found that 125 million Americans live in counties with unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution. While that number has decreased from the previous report, and the report card … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth launches air quality proposals ahead of impending Government plan

The Government has today (11 April) been called upon to commit to clean air quality measures by climate change campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE), as a new survey shows that almost half of UK citizens support restriction on … Continue reading

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UK Toxic Air Pollution Levels Rise as Temperatures Increase 

As UK temperatures reach their annual peak, air pollution rates will elevate to dangerous levels. Certain pollutants react with sunlight to create ozone, a toxic gas that causes respiratory complications. Ozone levels are forecast to be ‘moderate to high’ this … Continue reading

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Cars older than 2005 may have to pay extra London ‘air pollution charge’

Cars made before 2005 may have to pay an additional charge for entering the congestion zone in London, under proposals put forward by the mayor. Diesel cars could have to pay an additional charge to come into inner London by … Continue reading

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1,000 Londoners killed in four months by the capital’s toxic air 

The death toll from tiny particulate pollution in London has soared above 1,000 in less than four months this year, shock figures revealed today. The disclosure sparked fresh calls from campaigners and academics for tougher action from Boris Johnson’s successor and … Continue reading

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VW reaches US deal in emissions scandal 

Volkswagen will offer “substantial compensation” and car buy-back deals in the US as part of a settlement of the the diesel emissions scandal. Final details of the packages offered will be announced in June, but a court had given VW … Continue reading

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More than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, report warns 

American Lung Association’s ‘state of the air’ report finds 166 million Americans are living in unhealthy ozone or particle pollution with serious health risks More than half of the US population lives amid potentially dangerous air pollution, with national efforts … Continue reading

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Air pollution experts call for scrappage scheme for diesel cars and boilers 

Report outlines moves that would cut pollution from road transport and gas combustion in London and increase life expectancy Scrappage schemes for diesel cars and boilers, and allowing only the cleanest buses to drive on key polluted roads are among … Continue reading

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