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London issued with first 'very high' pollution alert under new warning system

The cold, still air is causing a rise in air pollution in the capital and many other parts of the country

The first "very high" pollution alert has been issued for London by mayor Sadiq Khan, under a new system for warning people about poor air quality.

1:22pm Monday 23 January 2017

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners face Government bid to block legal challenge

Heathrow Airport, as campaigners bring a judicial review at London's High Court

Campaigners against a third runway at Heathrow are facing a Government bid to block their legal challenge getting off the ground.

8:17am Thursday 19 January 2017

London air quality alert triggered by Mayor Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Londoners who are vulnerable should protect themselves from pollutants

A London-wide air quality warning has been issued as the cold, clear conditions cause pollution in the capital.

11:45am Thursday 19 January 2017

Climate change deniers will 'test our world to destruction', Charles warns

The Prince of Wales has co-written a Ladybird book on climate change

The Prince of Wales has warned climate change deniers they will "test our world to destruction" unless action is taken to cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

6:00am Sunday 22 January 2017

£100m spent on carbon capture competition before project cancelled - report

Carbon capture and storage potentially has an important role to play in tackling climate change

The Government spent £100 million on a competition for developing technology to capture carbon emissions before cancelling the project, a report shows.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

'11th hour' in struggle to prevent 'mass extinctions' of primates

The Madame Berthe mouse lemur is one of the threatened species

Nearly two-thirds of primates, from gorillas to lemurs, are threatened with extinction and three-quarters are suffering declines in numbers, scientists have warned.

7:02pm Wednesday 18 January 2017

Road in London breaks annual legal air pollution limits just days into 2017

EU limits demand maximum hourly concentrations of NO2, mostly caused by city and town traffic, are not exceeded for more than 18 hours a year

Legal air pollution limits for the whole year have been broken just five days into 2017 in London, figures show.

11:45am Friday 6 January 2017

Living close to busy road 'can increase risk of Alzheimer's'

Living close to a busy road increases the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, a major study has found

Living close to a busy road increases the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by up to 12%, a major study has found.

12:24am Thursday 5 January 2017

Living close to busy road 'can increase risk of Alzheimer's'

Being a resident of a major city or never moving from an urban location close to a busy road appeared to boost the effect

Living close to a busy road increases the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by up to 12%, a major study has found.

11:31pm Wednesday 4 January 2017

NHS must move from treatment system to health support - chief medical officer

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, says it is time the purpose of the NHS was reviewed.

England's chief medical officer has called for a "much closer relationship" between the NHS and social care providers.

12:10pm Friday 30 December 2016
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