Boris Johnson to chair new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change

The Committee will bring together ministers responsible for domestic and international climate change policy

ULEZ: Polluting car charge cuts London’s toxic fumes by a third

A new report reveals there are now 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into central London every day

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Local authorities offered £2m to improve air quality

They can apply for projects including electric vehicle charging points, cycling infrastructure and developing local online air quality resources

Plans submitted for plastics to hydrogen facility in Cheshire

The £7m plant is expected to treat up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics a day and create a local source of hydrogen

Spending Round 2019: Chancellor pledges £60m for air quality and net zero goal

Sajid Javid said leaving the EU provides an opportunity for Britain to set ‘world leading’ environmental standards

Clean Air Zones: Mayors call for £1.5bn fund to tackle air pollution

The mayors want to offer between £2,000 and £6,000 to homes and businesses to either upgrade existing vehicles or get rid of their older, polluting cars and switch to cleaner ones

NASA detects huge carbon monoxide plume from Amazon rainforests

Carbon monoxide is a pollutant that can persist in the atmosphere for about a month and has implications for both air pollution and climate change

Air pollution exposure ‘linked to depression and schizophrenia’

New research has found a ‘significant link’ between exposure to environmental pollution and mental health, especially in childhood

Dangerous levels of air pollution in quarter of England’s hospitals

New research suggests around 10.5 million patients a year could be exposed to toxic air pollution when they visit hospitals in the UK

Extreme air pollution ‘could cut 21 years off your life’

A new report suggests particulate matter is particular dangerous, as tiny particles can “easily penetrate lung passageways” and cause “significant cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage”