Air pollution

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London drivers ditching diesel cars six times faster than rest of UK
Abandoning of polluting vehicles has accelerated since expansion of ultra-low emission zone announced

Matthew Taylor

22, Oct, 2021 @8:12 AM

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Pollutionwatch: the solvable problem of home wood burners
Wood burning is causing dirty air from the UK to Australia, but a study shows incentives to switch can work

Gary Fuller

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Row erupts over air purifiers at NSW schools as parents fear Covid spread
P&Cs raise thousands to buy air filter machines – only to have them knocked back by authorities

Cait Kelly

19, Oct, 2021 @9:49 PM

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English councils issue only 19 fines for wood smoke despite 18,000 complaints
Mums for Lungs writes to health secretary calling for toxic wood-burning stoves to be banned by 2027

Robyn Vinter

14, Oct, 2021 @11:08 AM

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Wood burner debate stoked up by scientists | Letters
Letters: Simon Fairlie takes issue with what he sees as alarmism about the environmental damage done by wood-burning stoves, while Peter Baddeley wonders why being green is so in conflict with being ‘clean’


11, Oct, 2021 @5:23 PM

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‘Eco’ wood stoves emit 750 times more pollution than an HGV, study shows
Only ecodesign stoves can be legally sold from 2022 – but experts say the standard is shockingly weak

Damian Carrington Environment editor

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It was war’: school-run parents tackle petrol crisis traffic chaos
Residents set up traffic patrol to challenge drivers forming long polluting queues near London school

Damien Gayle

08, Oct, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Cooperation is vital to meet WHO’s new air pollution guidelines
Cities and rural areas will have to work together and we cannot focus on transport and industry alone

Gary Fuller

08, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Vog warning: volcanic smog arrives in La Palma after eruption
Vog occurs when sulphur dioxide gas reacts with water and oxygen and can cause breathing issues

David Hambling

02, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Air pollution likely cause of up to 6m premature births, study finds
Global analysis of indoor and outdoor pollution also finds link to low birth weight

Sofia Quaglia

28, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Do not squander cycling gains made during pandemic, Labour says
Government urged to invest in active travel as motor traffic returns to pre-Covid levels

Peter Walker Political correspondent

27, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Pollutionwatch: the fight to protect children from dirty air
Rather than relying on court cases, is it time for the right to clean air to be enshrined in UK and US law?

Gary Fuller

24, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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