Speed restrictions in Wales to tackle air pollution

The new measures are expected to help reduce vehicle emissions by up to 18%

UK Government ‘dragging its feet’ on tackling air pollution, say MPs

They believe serious concerns remain over the extent of the government’s commitment to improving air quality

UK mayors call for ban on diesel and petrol cars by 2030

They are urging the government to bring forward the target from 2040

Global health, environment and climate change coalition launched

Many pollutants that damage health also harm the environment and contribute to climate change, including carbon from diesel engines and waste incineration

Athletics association joins race to beat global air pollution crisis

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition will be working to create an air quality monitoring network that will eventually link almost 1,000 athletics tracks around the world

Art installation paints a vivid picture of urban pollution

The geodesic domes at Somerset House in London aim to replicate the polluted air of five major cities around the world

London launches £1m fund to help schools put air pollution in detention

Air quality audits have resulted in a range of bespoke recommendations being drawn up to protect pupils across 50 schools

Birmingham to host global zero emission vehicles summit

World leaders will join industry experts, academics and financial institutions at the ‘world-first’ event to find ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality

Cardiff charges ahead with first electric bus trial

It will run along Route Six, taking passengers from the civic centre via the city centre and on to Cardiff Bay

Air pollution could cost England £5.3bn by 2035 unless action is taken

A new tool enables local authorities to estimate the impact on health and savings to the NHS and social care under different pollution scenarios