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16 10 2021 | 12:49

Two dozen countries announce commitment to EU-US global methane pledge

As political support grows to place methane emissions reduction at the top of the global agenda, 24 additional countries agreed on Monday (11 October) to sign the EU-US-led Global Methane Pledge…

04 10 2021 | 13:42

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. Air pollution is likely to have been responsible for up to 6 million premature births and 3 million underweight…

01 10 2021 | 15:48

Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests

Oil and gas producers could reduce emissions at low cost or even at a profit by staunching leaks, says thinktank

24 09 2021 | 15:22

WHO slashes guideline limits on air pollution from fossil fuels

Level for the most damaging tiny particles is halved, reflecting new evidence of deadly harm The World Health Organization has cut its recommended limits for air pollution and urged nations to…

16 09 2021 | 12:56

Climate impact of a transatlantic flight could cost global economy $3,000

Economic cost of climate crisis has cut 37% from global GDP this century, say researchers A return flight from the UK to New York could cost the global economy more than $3,000 (£2,170) in the long…

13 09 2021 | 16:24

Study: Balkans coal-fired plants responsible for thousands of deaths.

Pollution from coal-fired power stations on the European Union’s southeastern border are estimated to have caused thousands of deaths in the region due to breaches of legally-binding limits on…

13 09 2021 | 14:27

More than 47,000 Brazilians hospitalised every year due to wildfire air pollution

As Amazon sees record levels of destruction, health impacts are being felt hardest among young children and old people. More than 47,000 people living in Brazil are hospitalised due to air pollution…

10 09 2021 | 13:32

‘Most extreme’ air pollution slashing life expectancy by up to a decade in India, damning new report finds

People in India are having their life expectancy cut by as much as nine years because of increasing air pollution, according to a new report by a US research group. At least 480 million people in…

02 09 2021 | 08:27

Air pollution is reducing our life expectancy by more than two years

The average global citizen loses 2.2 years of life with the current levels of air pollution, with residents in the most polluted cities lose up to five years of their lives, according to a new study…

02 09 2021 | 08:13

Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years,…

31 08 2021 | 10:07

Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness – study.

Exclusive: research finds small rise in exposure to air pollution leads to higher risk of needing treatment Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, according…

23 08 2021 | 12:33

Toxic air pollution is affecting over 3.1 million school children across England

City Hall analysis shows 3.1 million school children are being exposed to air pollution levels exceeding World Health Organisation limits on PM2.5. School areas in London have shown to have much…

17 07 2021 | 13:40

Simultaneous triple threat: Global warming, air pollution and COVID-19

Vital signs – Temperature check: Never before did I even think that this planet of ours would be affected by the three simultaneous threats of global warming, air pollution and COVID-19, any one of…

17 07 2021 | 11:08

Air Quality: Commission decides to refer GREECE to the Court of Justice of the European Union over poor air quality

The European Commission has today decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for poor air quality caused by high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2). When the limit values set…

30 06 2021 | 09:36

Clean Air Day: Over a quarter of UK schools are above WHO air pollution limits.

On Clean Air Day 2021, Global Action Plan released new data which finds over a quarter of all UK schools, are located in areas which are above World Health Organization (WHO) air pollution limits for…

25 06 2021 | 10:00

UK refuses to commit to immediate lowering of air pollution limits.

Government accused of disregarding coroner’s words about death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, aged 9. The government has refused to commit to an immediate lowering of legal levels of air pollution as a…

23 06 2021 | 14:22

Pollution could be sucking the youth out of you, quite literally.

Our messy ways were bound to catch up to us at some point. Exposure to pollution in all its forms could be making us age faster, according to new research.

26 05 2021 | 09:27

UK plastics sent for recycling in Turkey dumped and burned, Greenpeace finds.

Turkey has become the latest destination for British plastic waste, which ends up dumped, burned or left to pollute the ocean, a Greenpeace investigation has found.

26 05 2021 | 08:09

Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits.

Exclusive: consultations for asthma and other respiratory infections go up with increased dirty air, finds study A “huge” increase in the number of visits to doctors by children with asthma problems…