London sees clearer skies as pollution levels hit five-year low

With Londoners increasingly staying at home, the covid-19 outbreak has caused a ‘significant’ dip in NO2 and PM2.5 levels

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

Extinction Rebellion tells Queen: ‘One should not drive an SUV’

Environmental activists have sent a ‘parking ticket’ to the Queen to suggest she should perhaps swap her Range Rover for a more environmentally-friendly vehicle

UN launches ‘world’s largest platform’ for air quality data

Air pollution not only affects people’s health but also the ecosystems and food production and is linked to climate change

New online checker for clean air zones with charges launched

The vehicle checker, which is now live, aims to help businesses and drivers to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones in Birmingham and Leeds

Environment Bill to give new powers to stop exports of plastic waste

The government has also committed to set a legally binding target to reduce fine particulate matter, the pollutant of greatest harm to human health

London Mayor Sadiq Khan boosts payments for van scrappage scheme

In addition, more businesses can benefit from the scheme as the eligibility criteria has been changed to include small businesses with 50 or less employees

Clean energy to power all new Welsh homes from 2025

The Welsh Government says the new regulations will make homes more energy efficient and cheaper to run

New law to reward farmers for protecting environment and tackling climate change

The Agriculture Bill will provide incentives for ‘public goods’ such as better air and water quality or measures to reduce flooding