Drax’s Selby plant ‘is the UK’s biggest CO2 emitter’

New research finds that the power station is the third-largest CO2 emitter when compared with Europe’s coal fleet

WHO announces new global air quality guidelines

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

‘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

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