Google to show air pollution data for Californian streets

The data is from sensors deployed in Google Street View vehicles taken over four years

New Dyson backpacks collect data by ‘breathing’ polluted air

London, New York and Delhi are among the cities which will be testing the wearable technology

Copenhagen builds five air quality stations to measure black carbon from roads and stoves

The facilities will provide data on air pollution and give insights into how extensive the pollution is in specific areas

Half of the world’s population ‘exposed to increasing air pollution’

Scientists say the main sources of fine particulate matter air pollution include the inefficient use of energy by households, industry, the agriculture and transport sectors and coal-fired power plants

‘Number of diesel cars on UK streets drops for first time since 1994’

There were 110,000 fewer diesel cars licensed in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to governmental data

Himalayas ‘visible from parts of India for first time in 30 years’

The nation’s strict lockdown means air quality in 85 cities has improved significantly, according to official figures

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