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Date of Boris’s air quality evidence to MPs announced

Boris Johnson is to be quizzed by MPs about his environmental policies and their part in cleaning up London’s air quality on September 10th.

The Mayor and his senior environment advisor, Matthew Pencharz, will appear before the Environmental Audit Committee which is investigating the role of local authorities in tackling pollution. 110 more words

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Air Monitoring 101

Air monitoring is the key to understanding how clean the air is in a particular area.  In order to do this, each state must operate a network of monitoring stations. 614 more words

Division For Air Quality

UK air pollution fuels official concern

A small group of politicians could be spotted in Parliament Square last month struggling to squeeze wires and tubes into jacket pockets and handbags.

As traffic thundered around them, members of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) were being fitted with air pollution monitors. 761 more words

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Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

A new scheme has been published by the United Kingdom’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to help private plug-in vehicle owners offset some of the upfront cost of the purchase and installation of a dedicated domestic recharging unit… 309 more words

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Global garbage burning polluting skies beyond what is reported: study

NEW DELHI – Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world’s garbage is burned. 745 more words

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Wow, we never saw this coming: 'Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution'

BOULDER — Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in such fires, emitting gases and particles that can substantially affect human health and climate change. 1,001 more words

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