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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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Fleets set to unlock an electric vehicle revolution

Fleets set to unlock an electric vehicle revolution: UK fleets have the potential to accelerate an electric vehicle (EV) revolution, with a shift to zero tailgate emissions generating fuel cost savings of around 63% across a fleet and significantly boosting the second-hand car market according to a new report from Cornwall Insight and PwC –…
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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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Half the world exposed to increased air pollution

Half the world exposed to increased air pollution: Half of the world’s population is being exposed to increasing air pollution. That’s the dire warning from new research conducted by University of Exeter researchers, which shows “vast swathes of the world’s population” are suffering from rising levels of toxic fumes, despite global efforts to improve air…
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