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Air pollution ‘final warning’ from European Commission to UK 

The European Commission has sent a “final warning” to the UK over breaches of air pollution limits. It said limits had been repeatedly exceeded in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow. Germany, France, Spain and Italy were also … Continue reading

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Which cities have the worst air pollution levels in the world?

Air pollution hit the headlines earlier this week after it was reported that levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for a brief period on Monday. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), London is just a … Continue reading

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Air pollution on Scots streets ‘causing public health crisis’ 

Air pollution is causing a public health crisis in Scotland, environmental campaigners have said with five new “pollutions zones” declared over the last year. Friends of the Earth Scotland analysed data which it said looked at the country’s dirtiest streets. … 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 accused of trying to undermine EU air pollution targets 

Leaked papers reveal that Tory MEPs were told to support a ‘get-out clause’ in proposed new Europe-wide laws The British government has been accused of trying to secretly undermine new EU air pollution targets in favour of big business, as … Continue reading

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The deadly toll of city smog 

In mid-January 2016 a three-day smog covered London, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. January used to be a peak month for pea-souper smogs. Between 1952 and 1962 these killed nearly 15,000 Londoners and many people in other cities including Glasgow and … Continue reading

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Scotland’s most-polluted streets revealed amid call for cleaner air 

A list of Scotland’s most-polluted streets shows more must be done to improve air quality, campaigners say. Friends of the Earth Scotland said the list showed many streets are still failing to meet safety standards, meaning the Scottish Government could … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament debates air pollution 

The Scottish Parliament will debate air pollution today, for the first time since the publication of the Scottish Government’s Air Quality Strategy. The Scottish Government was required by the UK Supreme Court to produce the strategy after the UK failed … Continue reading

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