Air pollution above average in 41% UK schools

Two-fifths of children heading back to school this September face high levels of polluting gases that can cause asthma and lung inflammation

Oxford Council to become ‘first UK local authority to set out city-wide air pollution reduction target’

The local authority will introduce a new local annual NO2 target of 30µg/m3 by 2025 stricter than the current legal of 40µg/m3

Devon’s CO2 emissions see ‘profound’ drop during lockdown

Devon’s carbon dioxide emissions have reduced by almost a quarter during the lockdown, according to a new report

Could London’s toxic air detract from house prices?

The Central Office of Public Interest has created a new website revealing the level of nitrogen dioxide air pollution at any postcode in London

Air pollution ‘harmed 82% of Europeans’ in 2015

In 2015, 82% of Europeans were exposed to particulate matter levels exceeding World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. That’s according to new research from the European Environment Agency (EEA), which shows fine particulate matter is causing the premature deaths of more than 400,000 people across the continent every year. In the same year, 9% were exposed […]

London schools to fight back against pollution

The Mayor of London has announced a scheme to clean up toxic air in schools most affected by pollution. Sadiq Khan is providing £250,000 to fund air quality audits at 50 of the capital’s schools in areas with illegal levels of Nitrogen Dioxide. The audits will identify how students can be best protected from London’s toxic air, […]

Pollution inside ‘more harmful than outdoors’

Pollution indoors could be three times more harmful than the outdoor environment because of our energy use, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering measured the quality of air inside and outside three residential buildings in a city centre compared with different types of energy use like gas […]

Boris slammed for London’s poor air quality

The London Assembly has called Mayor Boris Johnson to account over the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the capital’s air- the highest of any European capital. Recently published government plans show levels may not be reduced to legal limits until 2025. The assembly said Londoners should not have to wait so long for clean air. […]