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Local authorities offered £2m to improve air quality

They can apply for projects including electric vehicle charging points, cycling infrastructure and developing local online air quality resources

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

Only 40 schools in England protected from toxic car emissions at gates

A new UK100 report says one of the main challenge to implementing ‘school streets’ outside London is the lack of resources and powers for local councils to enforce a ban on parents driving to school

Spending Round 2019: Chancellor pledges £60m for air quality and net zero goal

Sajid Javid said leaving the EU provides an opportunity for Britain to set ‘world leading’ environmental standards

Clean Air Zones: Mayors call for £1.5bn fund to tackle air pollution

The mayors want to offer between £2,000 and £6,000 to homes and businesses to either upgrade existing vehicles or get rid of their older, polluting cars and switch to cleaner ones

NASA detects huge carbon monoxide plume from Amazon rainforests

Carbon monoxide is a pollutant that can persist in the atmosphere for about a month and has implications for both air pollution and climate change

Air pollution exposure ‘linked to depression and schizophrenia’

New research has found a ‘significant link’ between exposure to environmental pollution and mental health, especially in childhood

Dangerous levels of air pollution in quarter of England’s hospitals

New research suggests around 10.5 million patients a year could be exposed to toxic air pollution when they visit hospitals in the UK

Extreme air pollution ‘could cut 21 years off your life’

A new report suggests particulate matter is particular dangerous, as tiny particles can “easily penetrate lung passageways” and cause “significant cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage”

Reducing air pollution ‘could prevent asthma in nearly 67,000 children’

A new study looked into asthma cases in children in 18 European countries, including the UK, Denmark, France and Spain