UK’s boilers ’emit more than twice the CO2 of all gas-fired power stations’

Domestic gas boilers produce more than eight times as much nitrogen oxide as the UK’s power plants

WHO announces new global air quality guidelines

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

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

‘Five out of 20 most air polluted cities in Europe are in the UK’

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds and Slough are among the cities with the highest NO2 levels recorded last month, according to a new research

Oxford’s air pollution ‘at lowest level in 25 years’

The city saw a 29% reduction in polluted air during 2020, according to the local authority’s official data

London Mayor Sadiq Khan recommits to ULEZ expansion to reduce toxic air pollution

The expanded ULEZ will cover an area 18 times larger than the central London ULEZ and will affect older, more polluting vehicles that don’t comply with strict emission standards

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

London school streets that banned cars sees boost in air quality

Roads surrounding schools are closed to motor traffic during pick-up and drop-off times, enabling children to walk or cycle to school, helping reduce car trips and improving air quality

‘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

NASA: Global nitrogen dioxide emissions plummeted by 20% during Covid-19 lockdowns

In almost 50 out of 61 city centres, nitrogen dioxide reductions were between 20% and 60% since the pandemic began, according to a new report