Air pollution

Why is the UK’s air so polluted – and how can we fix the problem?
Air pollution

Why is the UK’s air so polluted – and how can we fix the problem?

Air pollution regularly exceeds WHO limits in the UK – but how did things get so bad, what are the risks – and what is the government doing to fix it?

Tory MPs vote to allow water firms to carry on dumping sewage in rivers
Environment

Tory MPs vote to allow water firms to carry on dumping sewage in rivers

MPs rejected several amendments to the Environment Bill which would have reduced river and air pollution and protected bees.

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life
Social Justice

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life

Living in low-income, overcrowded households has a greater impact on persistent asthma among children than any other factor, researchers said.

Parents call for diesel-free London to protect childrens’ lungs
Environment

Parents call for diesel-free London to protect childrens’ lungs

No more Brum Brum: Why Birmingham needs to end its love affair with cars
Opinion

No more Brum Brum: Why Birmingham needs to end its love affair with cars

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What are clean air zones?
Environment

What are clean air zones?

Change air pollution law to save lives, says Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah coroner
Environment

Change air pollution law to save lives, says Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah coroner

Here’s how to check air pollution levels at your address
Environment

Here’s how to check air pollution levels at your address

‘The wheels on the bus make toxic air’: Parents call for action on pollution
Environment

‘The wheels on the bus make toxic air’: Parents call for action on pollution

‘Breathing kills’: Teenagers and NHS doctors take on London’s air pollution
Environment

‘Breathing kills’: Teenagers and NHS doctors take on London’s air pollution

Boris Johnson ‘didn’t take pollution seriously’ ahead of child’s death
Environment

Boris Johnson ‘didn’t take pollution seriously’ ahead of child’s death

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah: ‘The air that she loved was killing my daughter’
Environment

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah: ‘The air that she loved was killing my daughter’

The new Clean Air Strategy is the Government’s ‘Green Brexit’ vision
Environment

The new Clean Air Strategy is the Government’s ‘Green Brexit’ vision

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