‘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

Air pollution ‘costs the average London citizen £1,180 every year’

Residents across 432 cities face an estimated cost of €166 billion as a result of high levels of air pollution, according to a new report

Improving poor air quality across the UK ‘could result in a £1.6bn boost to the economy’

That’s the suggestion from a recent CBI Economics analysis, which says cleaning up airborne pollution could also prevent 17,000 deaths annually

Nitrogen dioxide air pollution in China fell by 48% during the coronavirus lockdown

While some of this reduction is expected in normal years due to the Lunar New Year public holiday and weather changes, levels were still 21% below the average for 2015-19

French Government faces €10m fine over air pollution inaction

The country’s top court says air quality measures implemented by the government in eight areas, including Paris, are insufficient

Commuter hotspots in London recorded up to 50% drop in air pollution during lockdown

It also suggests 80% of Londoners would like to work remotely after lockdown to some extent and 73% of Londoners are happier not dealing with rush hour

‘Gas stoves could be exposing tens of millions in US to indoor air pollution’

A new report notes indoor pollution could cause particular harm to the elderly and children, increasing their chances of developing asthma by 42%

‘More than 11,000 deaths avoided in Europe due to cleaner air during the lockdown’

Reduced fossil fuel consumption during the epidemic has also resulted in 6,000 fewer new cases of asthma in children and 600 fewer preterm births, according to a new study

Coronavirus slashes Italian emissions

Following the nationwide lockdown, a ‘massive decline of nitrogen dioxide emissions’ is particularly visible in northern Italy, according to the European Space Agency