EU targets ‘zero pollution’ in air, water and soil by 2050

The Zero Pollution Action Plan sets out key 2030 targets to reduce pollution at source and ensure people could all live in a toxic-free environment

US awards $13.5m to capture carbon dioxide directly from air

Funding will be shared over three years by three laboratory-led research projects, which are focused on different major approaches to capturing carbon

Nitrogen dioxide air pollution in China fell by 48% during the coronavirus lockdown

While some of this reduction is expected in normal years due to the Lunar New Year public holiday and weather changes, levels were still 21% below the average for 2015-19

Remote working practices ‘must continue to keep a lid on air pollution’

Charity Global Action Plan notes staff working from home post-lockdown will not only prevent a second spike of Coronavirus but would also avoid a fifth of all commutes by car

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

Consortium plans Europe’s first commercial plant for hydrogen-based renewable aviation fuel

The ‘Power-to-Liquid’ facility in Norway could help cut carbon dioxide emissions by 250,000 tonnes annually

‘Food made out of thin air and renewable electricity can fix many of today’s problems’

That’s the suggestion from Pasi Vainikka, Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Foods who spoke to ELN about the pioneering discovery of a protein produced from CO2 using clean power

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

India breathes ‘cleanest air’ during one-day coronavirus curfew

India is now on a 21-day lockdown that started on the 24th of March

London’s illegal air pollution peaks fall almost 100% since 2016

The Mayor’s Office notes before Sadiq Khan came into power, London’s air exceeded the hourly legal limit for nitrogen dioxide for more than 4,000 hours