Blenheim Palace to open transport hub to slash emissions

The move is expected to benefit the environment, improve air quality and reduce potential damage to the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Polluting dust from car tyres and brakes ‘needs addressing’

The government’s Air Quality Expert Group says tiny plastic fragments from tyres, roads and brake blocks can damage the lungs and will ultimately be washed into waterways

Could retrofitting lampposts with plants give Londoners some breathing space?

Scotscape, Greenwich University and Grosvenor believe it could – they are piloting the idea in Belgravia’s Ebury Street

Protests sweep Madrid as mayor removes car pollution restrictions

José Luis Martínez-Almeida has cancelled the “Madrid Central”, which banned certain petrol and diesel cars from the centre of the Spanish city

Air filters at German junction suck up harmful dust and nitrogen dioxide

MANN+HUMMEL has retrofitted its 17 ‘Filter Cubes’ in Stuttgart to absorb nitrogen dioxide in addition to particulate matter

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Air pollution ’causes four million children to develop asthma every year’

Researchers say around 11,000 new cases of the breathing condition occur each day around the world as a result of toxic air from traffic

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Central London deliveries switch to cargo bikes ahead of clean air scheme

The Bikes for Business initiative will help 60 businesses switch to cargo bike deliveries ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone launching on the 8th of April

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Wandsworth Council considers banning traffic from school roads

The scheme aims to slash air pollution at times children are on the pavement

Renewables down under get pumped up with air-storage tech

A Canadian start-up has announced plans to build a novel pumped-air energy storage facility in Australia

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City leaders representing 20 million people sign clean air plan

They called for the Environment Bill to be renamed and for a number of changes to be made