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UK government sued for third time over deadly air pollution

nitrogen dioxide pollution, mostly produced by diesel vehicles
Nitrogen dioxide pollution, mostly produced by diesel vehicles, has been illegally high in most urban parts of Britain since 2010. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Ministers accused of ‘stubborn failure’ to tackle widespread and illegal levels of air pollution, which cause 40,000 early deaths every year

November 7, 2017 — The UK government is being sued for a third time over the widespread illegal levels of air pollution, which cause 40,000 early deaths every year. Continue reading UK government sued for third time over deadly air pollution

The UK’s deadly air pollution can be cured

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Pollution in January 2017 over south east London, as seen from the Shard. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

Tens of thousands of people die every year from breathing polluted air. The cost of doing nothing far outweighs the price of solving the problem

January 26, 2017 — Pollution levels in the UK are soaring. Last year, a committee of MPs in the UK described the state of the air that we breathe as a public health emergency. Continue reading The UK’s deadly air pollution can be cured