Air Pollution Fears Fuel Fight Against New London Cruise Ship Terminal

The River Thames has become a ‘wild west’ unbound by new laws to clean up the city’s roads, say campaigners. A huge new cruise ship terminal planned for the River Thames would lead to a surge in dangerous levels of air pollution in the heart of the capital with unknown …

France Moves to Reshape Infrastructure and Promote Bicycle Transportation

France plans to launch a major endeavor to triple the amount of cyclists on its streets within the next seven years. The action will include building better bike lanes, providing financial incentives for commuters to switch to bicycle transportation and cracking down on bike theft. The plan was announced by …

Half Marathon in London Bans Plastic Bottles

The Harrow Half Marathon is to become the first major running event in London to ban single-use plastic bottles. Runners at the marathon on Sunday, 16th September, were not be able to refill their plastic bottles on the 13-mile course but were given biodegradable water sachets – called Ooho – …

Businesses Including Uber and Nokia Team Up Against Climate Change

A new business alliance aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors and ensure a climate turning point by 2020. The 21 companies forming the Step Up Declaration plan, which includes signatories such as Bloomberg, HP, Lyft, Nokia and Uber, plan to harness the power of emerging technologies and …

British Fashion Council Commits to a Fur-Free London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week (LFW) will be the first event of its kind to go fur free. The British Fashion Council just announced that all of the designers at the event this month are excluding animal fur in their clothing lines. The move is a response to the criticism LFW has …