Fire services stress public ‘must not burn waste’ during coronavirus outbreak

Wirral Council and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service says smoke from domestic bonfires can cause breathing difficulties to become ‘critically worse’

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‘Even low-level air pollution raises risk of dementia’ new study warns

Scientists warn this is likely to pose signficant problems as the world’s population becomes increasingly city-centric

Blue skies across Europe as coronavirus lockdown slashes air pollution

The change in the amount of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere is particularly broad in Paris, Milan and Madrid, according to the European Space Agency

Earth Hour goes digital in light of coronavirus pandemic

The Earth Hour organising team advise people if they are still considering organising a community event to follow national health guidelines

MG supplies 100 EVs to NHS to help during coronavirus crisis

The first six EVs have been already supplied to Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust

Coronavirus pandemic delays Birmingham’s launch of clean air zone

The clean air zone was expected to launch this summer but will be postponed to allow businesses and the public to focus on the pandemic

China’s air treatment market ‘to reach $6bn revenue due to coronavirus’

Improving outdoor air quality in China is said to be reducing demand for air treatment systems across the country

Oxford postpones zero emission zone launch due to coronavirus

The decision was taken because the council ‘recognises businesses and residents need to focus all of their attention on managing the impacts from coronavirus’

‘Residents of polluted cities at higher risk of coronavirus infection’

Air pollution can cause hypertension, diabetes and respiratory diseases, conditions that doctors link to higher mortality rates for coronavirus, according to a new report

UK councils granted £2.2 million boost to tackle air pollution

Air Quality Grant will finance innovative projects that encourage cleaner transport and reduce harmful emissions outside schools