Cardiff Council granted £21m to improve air quality

The council plans to implement various measures including a bus retrofitting programme to reduce emissions and an active travel plan to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in the city centre

Only 40 schools in England protected from toxic car emissions at gates

A new UK100 report says one of the main challenge to implementing ‘school streets’ outside London is the lack of resources and powers for local councils to enforce a ban on parents driving to school

Local authorities granted £3m for cleaner air

The money from the government’s Air Quality Grant will be shared by 23 councils

UK innovators offered £60m for climate and clean air projects

Technologies being considered include digital sensors to monitor the environment and new software to help adapt to low carbon technologies

US to relax emissions standards for cars and trucks

It said the existing timeline for shifting to cleaner vehicles set standards too high

Kids sing for clean air as toxic smog hits UK

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Mayor’s pollution trial too little, too late

A pollution trial led by Transport for London has been expanded. TfL say they have announced a package of measures to tackle pollution levels at the busiest roads in central London, but the Mayor, Boris Johnson has come under criticism for masking the problem instead of fixing it at its source. TfL say the new […]