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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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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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Hundreds of buses to be fitted with green technology to cut air pollution 

The government has announced new funding for councils to cut emissions in 439 buses around the country as part of a £7million scheme A million greener bus journeys will take place across the UK next year after ministers announced £7million … Continue reading

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York’s 20 most polluted streets 

AIR pollution in many of York’s city centre streets is concerning and regularly exceeds European Union limits, figures have shown. The City of York Council data revealed the 20 streets with the highest concentrations of nitrogen dioxide – a poisonous … Continue reading

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When rain stops falling, particle concentrations rise

Brief respite from January’s recording breaking wet weather caused air pollution problems over eastern England. Cold still nights on the 20th and 21st meant that air pollution built up in towns and cities. In Leeds airborne particle concentrations reached 8 … Continue reading

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£150,000 to Improve Air Quality in York

City of York Council has gained funding from government worth £150,000 for five schemes aimed at improving air quality in the city. The funding, which comes from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Defra puts York at the … Continue reading

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Air pollution Stable as city centre air worsens

Air Quality in York has kept stable since peak traffic levels have been controlled and cycling levels have increased more than 15% since the beginning of Cycling City York programme. The Environment Act 1995 requires all local authorities to assess … Continue reading

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Greens call for traffic cuts to stem deadly York pollution

Air pollution kills as many people in York as road accidents, alcohol and obesity combined, a new report has suggested.  The City of York Council is working on a strategy to make York the UK’s first low emission city. Greens … Continue reading

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