Government launches Active Travel England with £5.5m to boost air quality and improve health

Olympic Gold Medallist and Cyclist Chris Boardman has been chosen as the interim Commissioner of the agency

‘An extra half a million households with children will be unable to pay for their bills’

There will be more than two million fuel poor homes with children in April, a new report suggests

Welsh Santa’s bag has only trees inside!

Every household in Wales will be offered a tree to plant

‘Air pollution is on Ella’s death certificate, they cannot ignore me’

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, mother of a nine-year-old girl who died from a severe form of asthma spoke to ELN during a fringe event at COP26 in Glasgow

COP26 Live: Met Office warns 1bn people could face extreme heat from 2°C rise

People affected by heat stress could increase 15-fold if the world temperature rise reaches 2°C

COP26: All UK health services pledge to achieve net zero

Similar pledges are set to be announced by 47 other countries at the summit later today

Can babies be harmed by plastic pollution before birth?

Laboratory tests show microplastics could reach the placenta and affect the health of mothers and babies

WHO announces new global air quality guidelines

The organisation lowered its guideline levels for two air pollutants, fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide

British Embassy kicks off ‘Sports for Climate’ competition ahead of COP26

It aims to show how climatic conditions can affect human performance, especially when people are outdoors and directly exposed to the hotter temperatures as a consequence of global warming

Air pollution above average in 41% UK schools

Two-fifths of children heading back to school this September face high levels of polluting gases that can cause asthma and lung inflammation