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In April 2017, MEPs have a real chance to do something about air pollution from vehicles – let’s make sure they take it. The shocking revelations from Dieselgate made headlines when the truth about emissions on our streets was exposed. … Continue reading
Budget: 45% of motorists say they would be likely to switch to cleaner vehicle if government provided financial incentive
Friends of the Earth renewed its call on the Chancellor to introduce a scrappage scheme for the dirtiest diesel cars after a survey it commissioned with YouGov revealed that nearly half of car-owning British adults (45%) would be likely to … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth’s citizen science project to measure air pollution hopes to become biggest of its kind, as survey reveals only 1 in 10 think their air quality is bad. Friends of the Earth has launched an ambitious citizen … Continue reading
Revealed: only 6% people in the North West think their air quality is bad despite toxic levels of air pollution in the region
Birkenhead, Greater Manchester and Liverpool are all breaching legal air pollution limits Today Friends of the Earth launch nationwide citizen science air pollution experiment Friends of the Earth is calling on people across the North West to take part … Continue reading
Smog caused by cars, factories, and coal fires is shortening lives. So what lessons can we learn from the Clean Air Act of 1956? Air pollution caused around 7 million premature deaths in 2012, according to the World Health Organisation. Tens of … Continue reading
The UK government must introduce Clean Air Zones across the country and commit to cleaning up the UK’s air faster says Friends of the Earth, as the European Commission today (15 February) issues a “final warning” demanding that the UK … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth is calling on all the Greater Manchester mayoral candidates to pledge their support for a new Clean Air Act fit for the 21st Century.(1) A coalition of health, environment, transport and other groups including Friends … Continue reading
Responding to a commitment announced today (13 February) by Labour’s Greater Manchester mayor candidate Andy Burnham (1), to tackle illegal levels of air pollution in the city-region, Catherine Thomson from Manchester Friends of the Earth said: “Manchester Friends of the … Continue reading
Government urged to act after UN expert warns UK air pollution threatens the human rights of children
Reacting to a warning by the UN special rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes Baskut Tuncak that the UK’s appalling air pollution problem threatens the human rights of children, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner Oliver Hayes said: “Mr … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth believes that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Mayor need to provide clear leadership on urgent actions to improve air quality by reducing single-occupancy car journeys, cleaning up bus engines, and providing an environment … Continue reading