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Air pollution vote could save thousands of lives

Members of the European Parliament voted this week on a new air pollution law which could save thousands of lives

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Air pollution vote could save thousands of lives

Members of the European Parliament voted this week on a new air pollution law which could save thousands of lives

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Sir Howard lands government with Herculean task over Heathrow air pollution

Today the Airports Commission published its report, which recommends Heathrow as the preferred site for airport expansion in the UK. In doing so, the Commission has set the government a Herculean task on air pollution.

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Sir Howard lands government with Herculean task over Heathrow air pollution

Today the Airports Commission published its report, which recommends Heathrow as the preferred site for airport expansion in the UK. In doing so, the Commission has set the government a Herculean task on air pollution.

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Clean Air: What happens next?

Last week at the UK Supreme Court, ClientEarth won an historic victory in the battle for the right to breathe clean air. Judges unanimously ruled in our favour, ordering the UK Government to scrap its weak plans to reduce air

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Clean Air: What happens next?

Last week at the UK Supreme Court, ClientEarth won an historic victory in the battle for the right to breathe clean air. Judges unanimously ruled in our favour, ordering the UK Government to scrap its weak plans to reduce air

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Boris’s vision for clean air in London must be rolled out nationally

Will the Mayor’s plans give London “the sweetest and cleanest air of any European city”?

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Boris’s vision for clean air in London must be rolled out nationally

Will the Mayor’s plans give London “the sweetest and cleanest air of any European city”?

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10 things we learned from this week’s smog

Now that the dust has settled (or more accurately, blown over to Europe), it is a good time to dispel some myths, get the facts straight and reflect on a week which has seen air pollution hit the headlines.

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10 things we learned from this week’s smog

Now that the dust has settled (or more accurately, blown over to Europe), it is a good time to dispel some myths, get the facts straight and reflect on a week which has seen air pollution hit the headlines.

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Killer smog shows need for EU action on air pollution

Are you basking in the spring sunshine in London, Paris or Brussels? Unfortunately so is the air pollution.

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Killer smog shows need for EU action on air pollution

Are you basking in the spring sunshine in London, Paris or Brussels? Unfortunately so is the air pollution.

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Year of air in review – EU must react to air pollution’s devastating cost to health

Will the EU’s Year of Air proposals finally tackle our air pollution crisis, or will it turn out to be a year of hot air?

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Year of air in review – EU must react to air pollution’s devastating cost to health

Will the EU’s Year of Air proposals finally tackle our air pollution crisis, or will it turn out to be a year of hot air?

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Smoke and mirrors from Boris over London’s ultra low emission zone

The idea of an ultra low emission zone, while undoubtedly a good one, is just that: an idea

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Smoke and mirrors from Boris over London’s ultra low emission zone

The idea of an ultra low emission zone, while undoubtedly a good one, is just that: an idea

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Save the Arctic – curb air pollution

The Arctic could be ice-free in summer within four years, but tackling air pollution could have a rapid impact and help us avoid this dangerous tipping point.

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Save the Arctic – curb air pollution

The Arctic could be ice-free in summer within four years, but tackling air pollution could have a rapid impact and help us avoid this dangerous tipping point.

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Is air pollution the biggest obstacle to a third runway at Heathrow?

It is difficult to avoid the suspicion that Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle is clearing the way for a U-turn on Heathrow. Certainly that is the conclusion much of the British media has reached.

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Is air pollution the biggest obstacle to a third runway at Heathrow?

It is difficult to avoid the suspicion that Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle is clearing the way for a U-turn on Heathrow. Certainly that is the conclusion much of the British media has reached.

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Black carbon in the House of Commons

Reducing air pollution can save lives and save the Arctic. That was the message I gave to a parliamentary committee yesterday.

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Black carbon in the House of Commons

Reducing air pollution can save lives and save the Arctic. That was the message I gave to a parliamentary committee yesterday.

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When it comes to traffic pollution, the UK is still the dirty old man of Europe

Today the government submitted its official report to the European Commission on levels of air pollution in the UK for 2010. It makes for pretty grim reading. The report confirms that 40 of the 43 air quality zones in the UK breached the annual limits for nitrogen dioxide.

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When it comes to traffic pollution, the UK is still the dirty old man of Europe

Today the government submitted its official report to the European Commission on levels of air pollution in the UK for 2010. It makes for pretty grim reading. The report confirms that 40 of the 43 air quality zones in the UK breached the annual limits for nitrogen dioxide.

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A ban on heavy goods vehicles in central London is long overdue

The Guardian’s bike blog recently drew much needed attention to calls for a ban on heavy goodvehicles (HGVs) in central London.

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A ban on heavy goods vehicles in central London is long overdue

The Guardian’s bike blog recently drew much needed attention to calls for a ban on heavy goodvehicles (HGVs) in central London.

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Olympic hopes are in the air

The 2012 Olympic Games will open in exactly two years’ time. London is set to put on a dazzling display, and just a couple of miles away from the Olympic stadium in Stratford, we’ll be cheering the action on from our office in Hackney.

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Olympic hopes are in the air

The 2012 Olympic Games will open in exactly two years’ time. London is set to put on a dazzling display, and just a couple of miles away from the Olympic stadium in Stratford, we’ll be cheering the action on from our office in Hackney.

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