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Diesel vehicles face charges after UK government loses air pollution case

Ministers now bound to implement new measures to cut toxic air quickly after high court ruling that current plans are so poor they are illegal Drivers of polluting diesel vehicles could soon be charged to enter many city centres across … Continue reading

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Air pollution limits are not strict enough to tackle public health dangers, scientists warn

Breathing in high levels of soot and other tiny particles from fossil fuels may have a similar effect on blood pressure as being overweight Living in the most polluted parts of a city appears to have a similar effect on your blood … Continue reading

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Glasgow breaches WHO air pollution safety levels 

Glasgow has been named among 11 urban areas in the UK and Ireland which have breached air pollution safety levels. The city featured in the data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The health body warned poor air quality … Continue reading

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UK government accused of pursuing ‘gimmicks’ to tackle air pollution 

Green lawyers criticise government after it emerged experts were commissioned to explore whether high-tech paint could reduce NO2 levels Lawyers have accused the government of pursuing gimmicks to tackle illegal air pollution, after it emerged experts were asked to examine … Continue reading

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MPs: UK air pollution is a ‘public health emergency’ 

Cross-party committee of MPs says the government needs to do much more to tackle the crisis, including a scrappage scheme for dirty old diesel cars Air pollution in the UK is a “public health emergency”, according to a cross-party committee … Continue reading

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Air pollution will kill 200,000 people in the UK in the next five years 

As Greenpeace stages protests in London, we reveal the 16 ​regions around the UK where lives lost to pollution are on the increase Greenpeace protesters scaled 17 of London’s most famous statues yesterday to raise public awareness of the dangers … Continue reading

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Law firm in new legal threat over UK air pollution 

The UK government has been warned to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action. In April the Supreme Court ruled an immediate plan was needed after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The government said … Continue reading

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