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Court to examine delay to Government’s air pollution plans

Court to examine delay to Government’s air pollution plans

Ministers cited election purdah rules on policy announcements.

2:03pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Government accused of ‘political expediency’ over air pollution plan delay

Government accused of ‘political expediency’ over air pollution plan delay

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom told MPs that it was “not appropriate” to publish the plan during the pre-election period.

5:15pm Monday 24 April 2017

Traffic fumes pollution ‘affects happiness as much as death and divorce’

Traffic fumes pollution ‘affects happiness as much as death and divorce’

University researchers examined the effect of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on life satisfaction.

9:23am Monday 17 April 2017

Central London drivers face emissions and congestion fees of £24 a day from 2019

Central London drivers face emissions and congestion fees of £24 a day from 2019

Mayor Sadiq Khan has described the capital’s air as “lethal”.

10:23am Tuesday 4 April 2017

Drivers welcome ‘overdue’ approval for road tunnel beneath the Thames

Drivers welcome ‘overdue’ approval for road tunnel beneath the Thames

The link will run from the A2 east of Gravesend – near the M2 – and beneath the river to join the M25 in Essex between junctions 29 and 30.

1:53pm Wednesday 12 April 2017

Greenpeace urges Coca-Cola to drop ‘throwaway plastic’ in bid for cleaner oceans

Greenpeace urges Coca-Cola to drop ‘throwaway plastic’ in bid for cleaner oceans

Greenpeace says throwaway drinks bottles are the most common type of plastic packaging found washed up on shorelines.

8:23am Monday 10 April 2017

May signals drivers of old diesel cars will escape punishment under crackdown

May signals drivers of old diesel cars will escape punishment under crackdown

The PM says drivers who were encouraged to switch away from petrol under Tony Blair’s government will be taken into account.

10:43am Wednesday 5 April 2017

Doctors lead campaign to cut pollution danger from diesel cars

Commuters on some underground lines are the most exposed to poor air quality, researchers found

Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health workers are calling on the Prime Minister to take action to get polluting diesel vehicles off the UK's roads as soon as possible.

3:29pm Tuesday 14 February 2017

'Final warning' for UK over breaches of air pollution standards

The European Commission says the UK has failed to address repeated breaches of legal air pollution limits in 16 areas including London

The UK faces being taken to court over air pollution after the European Commission sent a "final warning" for repeated breaches of legal limits in parts of the country.

1:27pm Wednesday 15 February 2017

UN expert: Britain's air pollution crisis threatens children's human rights

Air pollution is blamed for 30,000 to 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK

Air pollution which plagues the UK threatens the human rights of children, a United Nations expert has warned.

2:06pm Tuesday 31 January 2017
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