Air pollution ‘could cause 160k heart attack and stroke deaths by 2030’

The British Heart Foundation predicts harmful particulate matter in the air will cause a surge in associated illnesses unless the new government takes ‘bold action’

Switching from plastic packaging to other options ‘could actually harm the planet’

That’s the suggestion from a new report published by Green Alliance, which interviewed representatives from five of the UK’s major supermarkets as well as representatives from major consumer goods and beverage companies

The NHS is facing a winter crisis – and it’s being exacerbated by air pollution

That’s the ominous warning from a group of 175 doctors and health professionals, who say the government must focus on improving air quality across the country

Severn Trent Water pays £226k for sewage pollution

The incident at Rothley Brook, Leicestershire took place in August 2016 and killed more than 2,000 fish

New roadside tech ‘can improve quality of polluted air by 99%’

Pollution Solution’s patented technology can capture harmful and toxic air at the kerb, before carrying it away to a series of partially-submerged pods installed in the centre of the roadway

More than a third of UK motorists to buy hybrid or EV as their next car

New research from Siemens suggests the nation’s public have an increasing awareness of their carbon footprint and deepening concerns regarding poor air quality

Soil and agriculture ‘can play major role in mitigating climate change’

The United Nations Environment Programme says agricultural practices can be used to store ‘vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil’

EBRD extends €17m loan to Georgia for 175 electric buses

The cities of Gori, Kutaisi, Poti, Rustavi, Telavi and Zugdidi will receive the clean vehicles

London’s Congestion Charge zone helps cut nitrogen dioxide by 24% since 2002

A new report shows carbon monoxide levels also decreased by 62% and sulphur dioxide levels dropped by 60% between 2002 and 2019

IEA: ‘Rapid and widespread changes needed across all parts of energy system’

The International Energy Agency says this is vital to ensure a secure and sustainable future for the global population