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Smog in the cities: the truth about Britain’s dirty air

As London pollution hits a five-year high, will we see a return to the carpets of fog?<p>Last Sunday evening, the air over London achieved a remarkable quality. As winds died and a freezing stillness gripped the city, levels of nitrogen oxides and particles of soot slowly built up in the air until …

Sydney weather: Air pollution alert as temperatures to hit 47 degrees across NSW this week

Richmond and Penrith are both forecast to reach 40 degrees on Wednesday, dipping to 30 degrees on Thursday before rising to a sweltering 42 on Friday.<p>…

London air pollution kills about 10,000 people annually

With air pollution responsible for the deaths of about 10,000 Londoners per year, activists are ramping up efforts to take on the growing public …

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Air pollution crisis ‘plagues’ UK, finds UN human rights expert

‘Silent pandemic’ of air pollution affects UK children and there is no indication protection against toxic waste will be retained after Brexit<p>Air pollution is a crisis that “plagues” the UK, particularly children, according to the UN’s special rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes.<p>Baskut …

Air quality on cruise ships '20 times worse' than in a busy city centre

Passengers on a cruise ship could be inhaling “60 times higher concentrations of harmful air pollutants ” than they would in natural air settings, Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU), a German environmental association, has warned.<p>The air quality on board a cruise ship just after it left Marseille, …