Tag Archives: Low Emission Zone (LEZ)

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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New strategy to cut air pollution 

A new national strategy aimed at improving air quality by reducing pollution has been published by the Scottish government. It includes a commitment to meet European legal air quality limits across Scotland by 2020. Ministers also pledged to adopt World … Continue reading

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City Hall introduces new air quality standards for London construction site equipment 

London construction sites will be required to update or replace some of their most polluting equipment, after the introduction of new standards aimed at improving the capital’s air quality. City Hall yesterday implemented a Low Emission Zone for construction machinery … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: How to make our cities safer

April’s Supreme Court ruling, impending EU fines and increasing evidence of health harm are ratcheting up the pressure on the UK government to meet legal limits and World Health Organisation guidelines for nitrogen dioxide Reducing traffic by rationalising deliveries, support … Continue reading

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British Medical Journal article warns of UK air pollution

An article has recently appeared in the British Medical Journal warning of the dangers to public health in the UK caused by air pollutants. In 2011 a report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee suggested that the costs … 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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Air pollution levels dangerously high in Aberdeen

Asthmatics in the north-east are being warned about dangerously high levels of pollution in the air. Aberdeen is currently at the highest level of pollution, with Market Street four times the daily limit. Pollution is measured in levels of particulate … Continue reading

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MPs’ plan to cut air pollution near schools rejected by Government

A generation of children will grow up with their lives blighted by illegally high levels of air pollution after the Government rejected proposals to protect schools in the worst affected areas, MPs claim. With air pollution thought to be killing … Continue reading

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