Little Progress Made in Tackling Air Pollution in Europe, Research Says

Little progress has been made on tackling air quality in Europe, new research shows, despite public outcry in many countries and increasing awareness of the health impacts of pollution. Levels of the dangerous fine particulate matter known as PM2.5, which can lodge deep in the lungs and pass into the …

Mayor Sadiq Khan Confirms 2019 Early Start Date for Ultra-Low Emission Zone

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed the capital’s planned Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will enter into force more than a year earlier than originally planned, on April 8 2019. The ULEZ, which will operate 24 hours a day, will impose charges on all but the cleanest vehicles that come into …

Use Buggy Covers to Combat Air Pollution Danger, Parents Warned

Parents should use covers on their prams during the school run to protect their infants from air pollution, experts have warned. Scientists tested the pollution levels inside prams to assess the exposure of infants taken on the school run with older siblings. The researchers found that the fine particle pollution …

MPs Warn Heathrow Expansion is ‘Magical Thinking’

UK MPs have said that the Heathrow Airport expansion can only be justified if the government proves it will not break laws on climate change and pollution. Ministers say a third runway would not exceed environment limits. However, the Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has accused the government of ‘magical …

London Taxi Company Poised to Rev Up £300m Coventry Electric Cab Factory

The London Taxi Company (LTC) is set to open its £300m electric black cab factory in Coventry in March with a view to producing its first vehicles for the UK market later this year, according to reports. Speaking to Reuters, the Chinese-owned company’s chief executive Chris Gubbey revealed more than …

UK Has Second-Highest Number of Deaths From NO2 Pollution in Europe

The UK is second only to Italy in Europe for the highest number of annual deaths from a major air pollutant, a report has found just days after a court gave UK ministers a deadline for drawing up a stronger air quality plan. The European Environment Agency said the UK …