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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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Luxury cruise liners ‘have worse air pollution than Piccadilly Circus’

Some come with 10-storey slides, running tracks and private gyms while one boasts as many trees as a small city suburb. But the luxury ocean liners luring record numbers of tourists on to round-the-world cruises may not be as healthy … Continue reading

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‘The car is ingrained into people here’: West Midlands faces air pollution crisis 

Region contains five of top 10 hotspots outside London for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution The West Midlands is one of the worst hit areas outside the capital for illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution but many don’t seem … Continue reading

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‘No way’ of monitoring Southampton docks air pollution 

Southampton, the biggest cruise port in Britain, has no way of monitoring air pollution generated by emissions from the largest ships in the world. A BBC investigation reveals Southampton docks does not monitor its air pollution rates, despite the city … 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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MPs: UK air pollution is a ‘public health emergency’ 

Cross-party committee of MPs says the government needs to do much more to tackle the crisis, including a scrappage scheme for dirty old diesel cars Air pollution in the UK is a “public health emergency”, according to a cross-party committee … Continue reading

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Law firm in new legal threat over UK air pollution 

The UK government has been warned to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action. In April the Supreme Court ruled an immediate plan was needed after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The government said … Continue reading

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