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The solution to the UK's air pollution is clear - more walking, cycling, public transport, and less traffic. Photo: Magdalen Bridge, Oxford, by Tejvan Pettinger via Flickr.com.

Pollution - EU takes UK to court

The Ecologist

5th March 2014

The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for persistent air pollution problems - specifically its failure to cut toxic oxides of nitrogen, known as 'NOx'. more...
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A U-turn too far!

Natalie Bennett

18th December 2013

The UK Government's U-turn on new airport capacity in England defies all logic, argues Natalie Bennett. We must end our obsession with 'high speed projects' and invest in low-speed sustainable transport. more...
Air pollution protest

Air pollution may be ‘health timebomb’ for London’s deprived children

Henry Gass and Tom Levitt

28th July, 2011

On-going study of children in east London finds air pollution a factor in lung impairment - but political deadlock and lack of public awareness are holding up solutions more...
Aviation protest

City Airport expansion highlights scale of aviation dilemma

Mark Jansen

21st January, 2011

As the UK government deliberates its new aviation policy campaigners warn that moves to approve airport expansion would put climate targets at risk more...
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The People's Ferry: reducing emissions by buying a ship

Paul Miles

24th June, 2010

How a discontinued ferry service between Swansea and Cork was reborn when locals pooled money and resources...and bought their own ship more...
Cleaning the tyres

The art of bike maintenance: trouble shooting squeaks and creaks

Guy Andrews

15th June, 2010

This extract from The Ultimate Guide to Bicycle Maintenance will help you identify the source of, and fix, nasty noises more...
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Short-haul flights within Europe up by 48 per cent

Ecologist

27th April, 2010

Report highlights rapid growth in short-haul flights within Europe and the failure to tackle air pollution from road transport more...
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What is the health impact of air pollution?

Andrew Marszal

20th April, 2010

After the Clean Air Acts banished the smogs of the 50s and 60s, many thought that air pollution problems had disappeared. They were wrong more...
Heathrow airport

Heathrow aiport expansion will result in £5 billion loss

Ecologist

19th April, 2010

Calculations on the cost of building a third runway at Heathrow are outdated and do not make economic sense says a new report more...
London traffic

Air pollution death toll could hit 50,000 a year, say MPs

Ecologist

22nd March 2010

UK’s poor air quality is a bigger killer than passive smoking, road traffic accidents and obesity says parliamentary committee more...
Taxing aviaton to pay for climate adaptation

Airlines admit carbon reductions to come from offsetting

Ecologist

22nd September, 2009

Aviation sector wants to avoid a closed trading scheme and forced carbon emissions cuts more...
Ending tax breaks for the airline industry could help spur growth in public transport

The fight to make our train fares fair

Richard Hebditch

12th August, 2009

The Campaign for Better Transport is working hard to bring down train fares and is inviting you to join them in their fight more...

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Blair: 'no' to carbon quotas; 'yes' to flying and driving

News

6th February, 2007

Tony Blair yesterday reiterated his belief that "you will not get people to give up the motor car or cheap air travel," and that he would 'stop short' of introducing carbon quotas. more...
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Solutions for a farming future

Steven Gorelick

7th June, 2000

Steven Gorelick lays out just a few of the policy changes, priority shifts and new approaches that could help save rural life, and lead to more sustainable farming more...

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