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EU Commission direct France to Court over air quality

Data provided by France confirms the ‘systematic failure’ to meet EU rules on PM10 limit values in the zones of Paris and Martinique for 12 and 14 years respectively

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Birmingham gets first hydrogen double-decker buses

Birmingham gets first hydrogen double-decker buses: Birmingham‘s streets will soon see hydrogen fuel cell double-decker buses, which are considered to be the ‘world’s first’, as part of the commitment to tackle air pollution from the city council. Wrightbus the Northern Ireland-based manufacturer developed the buses, the buses will be introduced by National Express West Midlands…
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Fully electric emergency ambulance to save on emissions

Fully electric emergency ambulance to save on emissions: What claims to be the ‘UK’s first’ fully electric emergency ambulance has been unveiled by West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS). Vehicle conversion specialist VCS and WMAS worked to develop the e-ambulance, which is powered by lithium-ion batteries fitted in the underside of the ambulance floor pan and…
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US wildfire smoke set to reach Europe this weekend

US wildfire smoke set to reach Europe this weekend: The severe wildfires smoke from the US is set to reach Europe this weekend. A new report by the EU climate monitoring service Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) has found, which suggests the California and Oregon fires have already emitted ‘far more carbon’ in 2020 than…
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Council suspends green traffic scheme

Council suspends green traffic scheme: Transport for London’s (TfL) green transport scheme is being suspended by Wandsworth Council, in the area due to confusion and long traffic queues. Funded by the government and TfL, the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme, was introduced to limit access to certain areas for motor vehicles and help eliminate pollution…
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Air pollution higher in boroughs outside London ULEZ

Air pollution higher in boroughs outside London ULEZ: In areas outside Central London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) air pollution from diesel vehicles are 23% higher. New research by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe) has found, which suggests neighbourhoods that will be excluded from the expanded ULEZ are where…
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£10m funding to tackle UK air pollution

£10m funding to tackle UK air pollution: The funding is being made available for research and innovation consortia to proactively tackle new and emerging air quality challenges in the UK. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals under the second wave of the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air Programme to investigate solutions to…
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Polluted air data collected by Dyson backpacks

Polluted air data collected by Dyson backpacks: Exposure to pollution levels during and after the lockdown will soon be monitored by people in 14 cities who will soon be able to wear ‘smart’ backpacks able to ‘breathe’ the air in the streets. British technology giant Dyson is taking part in a global initiative, which has…
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