Smoke from US wildfires to ‘reach Europe this weekend’

Fires in California and Oregon have already emitted ‘far more carbon’ in 2020 than in any other year since 2003, according to a new report

UK council to suspend green traffic scheme due to confusion and long traffic queues

The programme, which aimed to limit vehicles in the streets and improve air quality, has allegedly caused ‘traffic chaos’ and ‘excessive amounts of pollution’

Improving poor air quality across the UK ‘could result in a £1.6bn boost to the economy’

That’s the suggestion from a recent CBI Economics analysis, which says cleaning up airborne pollution could also prevent 17,000 deaths annually

Leeds rolls out free electric bike scheme for commuters

Citizens of the city will be able to borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks

‘Air pollution from diesel cars is 23% higher in boroughs outside London ULEZ’

Southall in Ealing, Cromwell Road in Kingston, Romford Road in Newham are the three most-diesel polluted locations, according to a new report

Northern Powergrid adopts eco-paint to boost air quality and slash power cuts

The new paint formula is forecast to save more than 5.5 million tonnes of volatile organic compounds from being emitted into the air

Government to set out legally-binding targets to build back better and greener by end of 2022

Introduced to underpin the Environment Bill, the ‘ambitious’ targets will also apply to any future governments

Portsmouth residents save £800k on energy bills with council scheme

Hundreds of households received fully funded gas central heating system, energy top-ups and free boiler replacements

Got an idea to tackle air pollution in the UK?

Proposals are being sought to address issues related to changing emissions and exposure patterns and health impacts on groups of people most at risk

Google to show air pollution data for Californian streets

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