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Pigeon patrol takes flight to tackle London’s air pollution crisis 

They’ve been driven from Trafalgar square for being a nuisance, derided as rats with wings and maligned as a risk to public health. But now pigeons could play a small part in helping Londoners overcome one of the capital’s biggest … Continue reading

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Air pollution cameras trialled on London roads to monitor vehicle emissions 

  Pollution cameras created by an ex-NASA scientist are being installed on two London roads in a £149,000 trial to measure emissions given off by passing vehicles. The temporary cameras, which will each be in place for a week, pass … Continue reading

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Drivers ‘exposed to highest levels of pollution’ 

What’s the best way to avoid air pollution travelling in a city? Walking, cycling or in a vehicle? It’s a question I put a few months ago when testing some mobile pollution monitors along the busy Brompton Road in London’s … Continue reading

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The truth about London’s air pollution 

Invisible pollution kills up to 9,000 people a year in the capital. But under government plans, from school gates to shopping streets, Londoners will be breathing dangerous air until 2025. What more can be done? In the morning, this traffic … Continue reading

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More people dying early from air pollution in England 

Premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution rose in 2013 after falling in previous years, government figures show The number of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution has risen,government figures show. According to Public Health England, the percentage of premature deaths … Continue reading

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Killer pollution in City hits top ‘black’ alert level 

Pollution in the City hit the top “black” alert as the latest figures showed tiny killer toxins in London’s air still claiming more than 3,000 lives a year. A spike of particulate pollution reached a “very high” in Upper Thames … Continue reading

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Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities 

The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050 During these cold … Continue reading

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Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution 

World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion The World Health Organisation has issued a stark new warning about deadly levels of pollution in many of the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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