EPA Moves to Relax US Vehicle Emission Standards

Scott Pruitt, the head of the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA), has revealed plans to roll back emissions standards for vehicles in a move that could impact the country’s transport emissions for decades to come. In a statement released yesterday Pruitt said the Obama administration had set vehicle emissions standards …

Mayor Sadiq Khan Launches Cleaner Vehicle Checker

London Mayor Sadiq Khan yesterday launched a new online Cleaner Vehicle Checker, designed to make it easier for motorists to assess the real world emissions released by new vehicles. Launched just days ahead of next week’s introduction of a £10 Toxicity Charge, which will be levelled on the most polluting …

This Dress Measures Air Pollution & Makes It Visible (VIDEO)

When Dominque Paul walks down the street, people stop and stare. Sporting silver go-go boots, a metallic wig and light-up dress, she looks like a David Bowie fever dream. Paul’s outfit is more than just a fashion statement. It makes pollution visible. A device attached to her handbag measures airborne …

Mayors of London and Paris to Steer New Car Pollution Scoring Scheme

Plans to rate cars based on the amount of air pollutants they emit in real world driving conditions are being developed in London and Paris, the two cities’ Mayors jointly announced today. Sadiq Khan and Anne Hidalgo said more stringent emissions scoring systems for new road vehicles would help consumers …