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Scottish Government accused of showing “remarkable disregard for public health” on air pollution 

Environmental groups accuse UK Government of “kicking urgently needed action into the long grass” with plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 Environmental groups have accused the UK Government of “kicking urgently needed … Continue reading

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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK 

Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with vehicle pollution. New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the … Continue reading

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Polluted air ‘poisoning thousands’ across north of England, warns report 

Air pollution is ‘the tobacco of the 21st century’ says report, which calls on government to introduce radical measures to improve air quality Dangerous levels of air pollution in towns and cities across the north of England are threatening the … Continue reading

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Belfast bonfires pollution ‘double recommended limit’ 

Dozens of bonfires lit across Belfast on the Eleventh Night saw dangerous air pollution reach more than double internationally accepted levels. Pollution in the city began to rise after 10pm on Tuesday and peaked at midnight before dropping and then … Continue reading

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Tube passengers ‘breathe in 12m toxic air particles a minute’… and could be at risk of dementia 

Tube travellers could be at risk of developing dementia as it emerged passengers can inhale more than 12 million toxic air particles a minute on the Underground. Monitors placed on the Tube network by Transport for Londonfound that “nanodusts” comprised mostly of … Continue reading

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The downside of summer sunshine

The June heatwave brought dangerously high ozone levels and caused serious summer smog The hottest June day in the UK since 1976 caused widespread summertime smog across southern England and the Midlands. Sevenoaks in Kent and Lullington Heath, East Sussex, measured the … Continue reading

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Air pollution issues go back to court

Air pollution is forcing the UK government back to court for the seventh time. The environmental legal group ClientEarth says minsters failed to conduct their recent public consultation on clean air properly. It also says the government’s pollution plans for … 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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