The Smoke Clears from Household Fuels with New Clean Air Strategy

The government has announced only the cleanest wood-burning stoves will be available for sale from 2022. Polluting household fuels could be banned under the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy for 2019, published today. Ministers have claimed new plans to reduce air pollution go beyond existing EU rules and pledged to improve air …

South East and Southern Europe Nations Pledge to Reduce Pollution

Countries in the Western Balkans region currently rank among the worst in Europe for air pollution. Countries from the South East and Southern Europe have agreed on new joint measures to reduce pollution. They aim to incentivise and redirect investment towards non-polluting activities, promote waste prevention and recycling and step-up …

Government Approves Nottingham’s Plan to Tackle Air Pollution

It is the first local authority to have it approved as part of the government’s wider £3.5bn programme to reduce harmful emissions from road transport. The government has given the green light for Nottingham City Council to implement its new plan to tackle air pollution. It is the first local authority to have …

Traffic Air Pollution Directly Damages DNA In Children, Research Finds

Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is seemingly a direct cause of the type of DNA damage that is known as telomere shortening, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Notably, young people with asthma also show evidence of telomere shortening, according to the researchers, …