London hits legal air pollution limit for 2018

Legal air pollution limits have been reached for the year in London less than a month into 2018. Under EU law, hourly limits of 200 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) per cubic meter can be exceeded just 18 times a year. London has already reached the limit this month, with Brixton Road in Lambeth recording […]

PhD student goes hungry to protest fossil fuel investment

A PhD researcher at King’s College London (KCL) has started a hunger strike protest to call for fossil fuel divestment. Roger Hallam is part of the King’s Climate Change Emergency (KCCE) group, which alongside Fossil Free KCL, is campaigning against the university’s continued investment in fossil fuels. He has previously been arrested and detained overnight for […]

It would be “regrettable” if Boris influences air quality research says MP

Boris Johnson categorically denied claims he is trying to influence research into London air quality yesterday after the chair of parliament’s environment watchdog expressed her concerns. MP Joan Walley wrote to the Mayor of London asking for “assurance” that Greater London Authority funding for research “will not be influenced” by the way results are presented. Her letter […]