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Oxford aims to cut air pollution with car ban in zero emissions zone 

Oxford council will phase out polluting vehicles including taxis, cars and buses from city centre area in 2020 Polluting vehicles could be banned from Oxford city centre under plans to bring in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero emissions … Continue reading

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Oxford city centre zero emissions zone study launched 

A study looking into banning all petrol and diesel vehicles from the centre of Oxford has been launched. The city and county councils have jointly commissioned the £30,000 study in a bid to reduce air pollution. If agreed, the zone … 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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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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18 areas in UK exceed safe nitrogen dioxide levels, reports GMB 

The GMB is calling for action on nitrogen dioxide levels as a new study finds that roadside workers including street cleaners and parking enforcement staff are being exposed to unsafe levels of the pollutant The study measured 2015 NO2 levels … 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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Oxford city centre emissions fall after zone introduced

Levels of nitrogen dioxide in Oxford city centre have fallen since a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) was introduced, a preliminary study has shown. The scheme targeting emissions from buses began in January 2014 and initial figures show that levels of … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Please don’t keep the home fires burning

With fewer people travelling to work, the end of December normally has low pollution. However, this year frosty weather meant that air pollution lingered and caused problems across the UK – especially in Merseyside, Manchester and Southampton. East Sussex Fire … Continue reading

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