Local authorities secure £5m boost to tackle air pollution

Anti-idling campaigns and e-taxis are among the projects that will be supported through the scheme

Slovakia referred to EU Court over poor air quality

According to the Commission, the air quality measures presented by Slovakia have not proven to be timely and effective to reduce pollution within the agreed limits

‘Super plant’ eats excessive polluted air

Cotoneaster franchetii is at least 20% more effective at soaking up pollution, the Royal Horticultural Society says

PM2.5 air pollution claims 160,000 lives in five cities

Delhi, Mexico and São Paulo are the cities with the highest death tolls, new research finds

Driving test fails emit 2k tonnes of CO2

The amount is the equivalent CO2 from 449 return trips from London to Melbourne, according to a new study

Welsh Government sets out plan for Clean Air Bill with coal burning ban and wet wood restrictions

The proposals are part of a consultation published alongside plans for a new clean air law for Wales

Port of New Orleans granted $1.2m for cleaner trucks

The funding will be used to replace certain diesel-powered trucks at port facilities in Orleans, Jefferson and Saint Bernard Parishes with cleaner alternatives

Greece referred to EU Court over poor air quality

The Commission said Greece has not taken adequate measures for the reduction of PM10 concentrations in the agglomeration of Thessaloniki

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

Smoke from US wildfires to ‘reach Europe this weekend’

Fires in California and Oregon have already emitted ‘far more carbon’ in 2020 than in any other year since 2003, according to a new report