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Environment Bill delayed again for at least six months

Environment Bill due to return to Parliament today on 26 January has been halted once again to the disappointment of campaigners and groups.

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WCRAQ Research and Air Monitoring Working Party meetings provide a step closer to reaching air quality objectives

This month, the Commission has launched the second round of working party meetings, starting with Research and Air Monitoring.

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Low income households face the inequality of air pollution

Numerous studies have concluded that poor air quality affects deprived neighbourhoods significantly more than affluent areas. Particulate matter released by emissions causes serious health conditions. Not only does roadside pollution have to be addressed, but also the social implications it…

WCRAQ Chair of Air Health and Chair of Education speak at DEFRA meeting

Towards the close of September, Professor Stephen Holgate, Chair of Air Health, and Trewin Restorick, Chair of Education, spoke at a Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs meeting. Professor Stephen Holgate of the University of Southampton has a research…

British Heart Foundation: Government publishes analysis on how lockdown has affected air pollution levels

A report by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) assessing the impact of lockdown measures to the end of April has revealed that overall concentrations of PM2.5 have been higher in this period than in previous years …read more

Telegraph: Huge drop in air pollution in first month of lockdown

The first few weeks of the Covid-19 lockdown cut levels of dangerous pollutants by as much as 40 per cent in towns and cities, according to new research. Data gathered on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) found dramatic…