Pull yourself together! It’s curtains for air pollution

A home furnishings brand is looking into the possibility of using anti-pollution nanotechnology to make emissions-proof curtains

Government’s failed air pollution cases cost taxpayers £500,000

According to a Freedom of Information release obtained by the Labour Party, the government has spent half a million pounds to fight legal battles

UK Government launches £260m package to tackle air pollution

An initial £40 million is being provided for councils to take action “as soon as possible”, including conducting targeted feasibility studies

UK Government accused of treating air quality as ‘box-ticking exercise’

A joint report from four committees says the government has failed to protect the public from “poisonous air”, with 40,000 early deaths costing the UK £20 billion annually

High Court rules UK’s air pollution plans are ‘unlawful’

The High Court has ruled the UK Government’s current air pollution plans are “unlawful”. Justice Graham told the London court of the government’s failure to require action from 45 local authorities with illegal air pollution levels. He has ordered ministers to require local authorities to investigate and identify measures to tackle pollution in 33 towns […]

London hits legal air pollution limit for 2018

Legal air pollution limits have been reached for the year in London less than a month into 2018. Under EU law, hourly limits of 200 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) per cubic meter can be exceeded just 18 times a year. London has already reached the limit this month, with Brixton Road in Lambeth recording […]

London’s noxious smog clears for first time in decade

  London’s air quality has improved this January, staying above legal limits for the first time in ten years. That’s according to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who said for the first time since modern records began, London entered the third week of January without having breached legal limits for toxic nitrogen dioxide air […]

UK Government faces air pollution High Court hearing

A judge has ordered a High Court hearing on the latest challenge against the UK Government’s proposed plans to tackle air pollution. Environmental lawyers ClientEarth said Justice Nicklin has expedited the case over “illegal and harmful” levels of air pollution and will be heard in the High Court before 23rd February 2018. It will be […]

English councils offered £2m to tackle air pollution

Local authorities in England can bid for a share of at least £2 million to tackle air pollution. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) will provide the funding to councils that have one or more Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). Local authorities have been carrying out reviews and assessments of air quality […]

London firms fight air pollution with £1m fund

Five business groups have won a share of £1 million to implement hard-hitting measures to tackle air pollution in London. Mayor Sadiq Khan is providing the funding for firms to implement the ‘Business Low Emissions Neighbourhoods’ in the capital’s most polluted areas, with measures such as zero emission delivery services, cleaner walking routes for staff […]