Most-Polluting UK Home Fuels to Be Burned Up

The sale of the most-polluting fuels used in UK households are to get the chop as part of government plans to reduce emissions. The burning of wood and coal in homes is said to be the largest single contributor to particulate matter pollution – formed of tiny particles that can …

The Availability of Resources and Information Leads to Energy Efficiency

South East Europe region (SEE) faces many difficulties in the energy sector as a result of its turbulent history, the decadence of infrastructure and collapse of national economies. Although energy prices in Southeast Europe continue to be significantly lower than in the European Union, the abolition of state regulations and …

Air Pollution Inequality Widens Between Rich and Poor Nations

Pollution inequality between the world’s rich and poor is widening, according to the latest global data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which shows that 7 million people – mostly in developing nations – die every year from airborne contaminants. Overall, nine in 10 people on the planet live with …

Red Flag for Air Quality as London Breaches Pollution Limit

London has officially broken annual legal limits for air pollution, sparking fresh calls for the government to take urgent action to improve air quality in the UK. According to provisional data released today by King’s College London, which manages air quality monitors throughout the city, Brixton Road in South London …

Barcelona to Ban Old Cars from Roads to Tackle Air Pollution

Barcelona will ban cars that are older than 20 years from the roads during the week to cut traffic emissions by 30% over 15 years. The measure – a joint initiative between the city council, the Catalan government and other metropolitan bodies – will come into force on 1 January …

Tehran Shuts Schools as Thick Smog is Linked to Hundreds of Deaths

At this time of the year, citizens of Tehran are accustomed to a thick curtain of fog that falls across the city, veiling everything from the 435 metre-tall Milad tower to the nearby Alborz mountains. This week, however, the blanket of smog smothering the Iranian capital has been blamed for …