MPs warn of air pollution’s deadliness and impact on the disadvantaged

Parliamentary Committee urges the government to put the improvement of air quality ‘at core’ of the post-pandemic rebuild

Welsh Government sets out plan for Clean Air Bill with coal burning ban and wet wood restrictions

The proposals are part of a consultation published alongside plans for a new clean air law for Wales

Uber Boat makes a splash offering rides on Thames to boost greener transport

Passengers will be able to secure their seats through the Uber app and use QR technology to get on board

Bloom Energy builds fuel-cell microgrids for hospitals in California

The company says the servers will reduce air pollution by more than 99% compared with existing combustion-based power generation sources

Cardiff Council granted £21m to improve air quality

The council plans to implement various measures including a bus retrofitting programme to reduce emissions and an active travel plan to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in the city centre

Only 40 schools in England protected from toxic car emissions at gates

A new UK100 report says one of the main challenge to implementing ‘school streets’ outside London is the lack of resources and powers for local councils to enforce a ban on parents driving to school

Local authorities granted £3m for cleaner air

The money from the government’s Air Quality Grant will be shared by 23 councils

UK innovators offered £60m for climate and clean air projects

Technologies being considered include digital sensors to monitor the environment and new software to help adapt to low carbon technologies

US to relax emissions standards for cars and trucks

It said the existing timeline for shifting to cleaner vehicles set standards too high

Kids sing for clean air as toxic smog hits UK

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