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Thames Water given record £20.3m fine for polluting river with raw sewage

Thames Water given record £20.3m fine for polluting river with raw sewage

People and animals were left ill and the huge amounts of untreated effluent killed thousands of fish.

12:53pm Wednesday 22 March 2017

Illegal air pollution levels endangering health of London children

Illegal air pollution levels endangering health of London children

London mayor Sadiq Khan commissioned the report and vowed to tackle air pollution.

9:22am Saturday 25 February 2017

Chinese leader pledges to ‘make our skies blue again’

Chinese leader pledges to ‘make our skies blue again’

Improving air quality has become a priority for the government in Beijing.

7:22am Sunday 5 March 2017

Thames Water faces record fine for polluting River Thames

Thames Water faces record fine for polluting River Thames

The utility’s punishment for pumping more than a billion litres of raw sewage into the water must be ‘sufficiently large that they get the message’, said a judge.

5:13pm Friday 17 March 2017

Stopping global warming only way to save coral reefs, study finds

Stopping global warming only way to save coral reefs, study finds

Severe bleaching is killing coral in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

7:03am Thursday 16 March 2017

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

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

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
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