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Pollutionwatch: fireworks increase UK air pollution for several days

Guy Fawkes events caused five days of particle pollution problems, reaching maximum levels in several locations This year, Guy Fawkes events caused five days of particle pollution problems. Fireworks caused increased air pollution on Friday and Saturday evening across the … Continue reading

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Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution 

Exclusive: 59% of the population live in towns and cities where diesel pollution risks damaging health, new data from the Labour party shows Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution … Continue reading

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60mph speed limit for M1 under consideration to combat air pollution

Highways England plans to introduce Britain’s first pollution-linked speed limits to help reduce smog over Sheffield A proposal to impose Britain’s first pollution-linked speed limits in order to help ease smog over Sheffield is being considered by Highways England. A … Continue reading

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Pollution hotspots get ‘clean bus’ cash 

Eighteen “pollution hotspots” in England have been awarded funds to cut bus emissions, as part of efforts to meet EU targets on nitrogen dioxide. The government has been taken to court over its failure to meet NO2 limits and has … Continue reading

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Air pollution death toll – 698 people died prematurely in South Yorkshire in a year 

Air pollution caused the premature deaths of an estimated 698 people across South Yorkshire in a year, according to statistics highlighted today. The figures for Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley were revealed by charity Brake as it called on people … Continue reading

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Sheffield looks to Space to solve region’s air pollution crisis

Yorkshire-based telematics organisation The Floow have been appointed by the University of Sheffield in coordination with the European Space Agency to provide insight into air pollution in South Yorkshire. Prompted by the Sheffield City Council’s Action Plan 2015 interpreted DEFRA … Continue reading

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Sheffield area ‘above pollution limits’ for months

Air quality in Nether Edge has met EU standards only once in six months of monitoring, it has been revealed. Levels of pollution in the Sheaf Valley, which includes Nether Edge, Sharrow and Abbeydale Road, have been above maximum European … Continue reading

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Sheffield air pollution ‘will breach guidelines until 2025’

Air pollution in Sheffield is set to remain in breach of European limits until at least 2025 – a decade later than hoped. Revised Government figures have extended the expected time it will take the city to get below the … Continue reading

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