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

India plugs in fans to fight against air pollution

Forty giant fans have been installed on the country’s first so-called smog tower to filter nearly 1,000 cubic metres of air per second

More than 3.4m children attend schools with toxic air

A new study has found that 27% of UK schools are in areas with high air pollution levels

‘Adults are not doing enough for air pollution’, Brit kids say

More than 40% of British children don’t agree that the maximum action is being taken to ensure the air they breathe is clean

Bath starts charging diesel and petrol cars to drive to the city centre

Drivers of polluting vehicles will be charged up to £100 a day to enter the centre

More than half a million Americans live within 3 miles of oil and gas flares

Texas, North Dakota and Montana produce the most flaring activity, according to a new report

Ethnic minority kids ‘exposed to higher levels of pollution’

New report finds average NOx levels at schools with the highest percentage of BAME students are 28% higher than schools with the fewest non-white pupils

‘Landmark’ ruling shows air pollution contributed to death of nine-year-old in South London

The girl who died from an asthma attack has reportedly become the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death