Retailers could face restrictions on selling wet wood as a fuel for household heating, under plans announced by the UK government on 17 August to tackle particulate (PM) air pollution, following on from the launch of the government’s Clean Air Strategy this summer.
People want more information about climate change and food systems
A recent public survey commissioned by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, shows that the majority of British adults tend to agree that a key contributor to climate change is our current food system.
ENDS reports that carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and other major combustion plants, which account for 65 per cent of the European Union total, fell by four per cent in 2016 compared to the preceding year.
Following a court order, the UK government published on 5 May a new plan to control nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Levels of NO2 have been above legal limits in almost 90 per cent of urban areas in the UK since 2010 and are estimated to cause 23,500 early deaths a year.