Nearly two thousand locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland breaching air pollution limits
A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,758 sites across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health.
26 February 2019 – for immediate release Commenting on the GM Clean Air Plan proposals unveiled today (1), Jen O’Brien from Clean Air Levenshulme, a local parents and residents group in one of the most polluted suburbs in Greater Manchester … Continue reading
News release: Air pollution in Greater Manchester… we need urgent action from Government and GM Mayor
Responding to Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan, Manchester Friends of the Earth are dismayed that Greater Manchester will not tackle illegal levels of air pollution before 2024. 
Manchester City Council are recently held a consultation on a 5km, £13.4 million proposed cycling and walking route from Chorlton to Manchester. The proposed 5km route will run along Barlow Moor Road, through Chorlton and then Manchester Road, Upper Chorlton Road … Continue reading
Stockport Council is planning to scrap the free Metroshuttle bus service in Stockport town centre.
It’s time for free bus travel as new figures expected to show Department for Transport failing on climate change (Friends of the Earth)
Annual greenhouse gas emissions data released today Move to electric cars needed, but alone won’t solve the problem says new research Friends of the Earth propose free bus travel as part of sensible solution
Annual greenhouse gas emissions are released today, and they show the Department for Transport is failing on climate change. We need to radically re-imagine transport and travel to reduce emissions, and make cities more liveable at the same time.
Government commits to tighter air pollution standards, but fails to set date and releases a plan severely lacking in detail on how such a target could be met.
There is an excellent article from CityLab March in 2015, which is a summary of twelve studies done on this question. In case you don’t have time to read it, the recurring themes across the studies it mentions are That … Continue reading