Golden Opportunity to Stop Deforestation Caused by EU Consumption

Fires raging in the Amazon are started deliberately to make way for large-scale industrial agriculture – and EU market demand for commodities produced on former-forest land is adding fuel to the fires. Globally, the EU is responsible for over 10% of forest destruction through its consumption of commodities like meat, dairy, soy …

EU Moves to Restrict Hormone-Disrupting Chemical Found in Plastics

A chemical found in CDs, DVDs, kettles and water bottles could soon be restricted after the EU authorities ruled that it posed a threat to human health because of its effects on hormones. The European chemicals agency (Echa) voted unanimously that bisphenol A (BPA) was an ‘endocrine disruptor’, linking it …

65 Per Cent of British Public Support New Clean Air Act, Says Survey

More than half of the British public believe air pollution levels across the UK are damaging to their health and almost two-thirds back proposals for new laws to tackle the issue, according to research. Canvassing the views of 1,670 adults, the survey found that 58 per cent believed the current …

City of London Grants ClientEarth £100,000 to Expand Air Pollution Work

ClientEarth has been awarded £100,000 to expand its work tackling air pollution in the UK capital by the City of London Corporation’s charity arm, City Bridge Trust. Announced late last week, the funding has been earmarked for a new project that will see the environmental law firm work alongside London …

London Exceeds Annual Air Pollution Target in Just Five Days

London broke the annual limit for air pollution just five days into 2017, according to data from the capital’s main monitoring system. A site on Brixton Road in south London surpassed hourly limits for nitrogen dioxide concentrations 24 times so far this year, breaking the European Union’s annual permitted limit …

Make Central London Diesel-Free to Solve Air Pollution Crisis – Report

Ridding inner London of virtually all diesel vehicles would solve the capital’s air pollution crisis, according to research published as the high court is due to rule on the government’s air quality plan. Illegal levels of air pollution cause about 9,500 early deaths a year in London and a new …