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Six countries taken to court over air quality breaches

If EU countries do not urgently address their air pollution problems, the European Court of Justice can impose fines amounting to millions of euro.
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London ULEZ to expand from October 2021

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone will expand out to the North and South Circular roads from 25 October 2021 and cover an area 18 times larger than the Central London ULEZ, the Mayor of London ...
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No more sales of wet firewood in the UK

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.
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Concern over ammmonia in Northern Ireland

Ammonia has received some newly awakened attention in Northern Ireland, after a report “Making Ammonia Visible” was published in December by a working group commissioned ...
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Wind power in the UK set a new record

On 17 March this year wind power generated 14 gigawatts for the first time – nearly 37 per cent of the country’s electricity. The National Grid control room confirmed that 13.9 gigawatts  ...
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Nine million Londoners under threat from particle pollution

Although transport is the main source, between a quarter and a third of London’s PM pollution comes from domestic wood burning.
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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.
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CO2 emissions from EU coal power fell in 2016

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.
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New UK air quality plan dismissed as inadequate

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.
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