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Category: Air quality

Leicester joins list of cities considering workplace parking levies

Businesses in Leicester could soon be charged a levy for providing employees with parking spaces. Leicester City Council wants to introduce the levy to help fund transport improvements, reduce congestion and improve air quality, and will consult on proposals over the next eighteen months. Leicester faces ‘real challenges’, said Deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke.…
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Overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming, say scientists

As temperature records were broken last week in three European nations, scientists now seem to be of one mind about Climate Change.  Extensive historical data has informed three studies, published in Nature and Nature Geoscience. These show that temperature changes over the last 2,000 years have never been as fast and extensive as in recent…
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To beat air pollution we must urge people out of cars, say researchers

While CO2 emissions may be reducing, new research shows dust from brakes, tyres and road surfaces contributes to over half of particle pollution from UK road transport and will still pollute the air even when all vehicles are electric. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said the papers ‘make clear that it is not just fumes from…
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UK Air Quality is improving but there’s a long way to go

A new long-term study, released yesterday, has shown that early deaths linked to poor air quality in the UK fell by half between 1970 and 2010. The improvement is largely attributed to legislation which led to the cleaning up of power stations and vehicles.  However the crisis is far from over. Toxic air is today…
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Air pollution – a challenge most people don’t know how to tackle

Air pollution affects everyone, every day and has far-reaching consequences for health, wellbeing and the environment. It is something many people are aware of but very few know how to tackle. A recent survey showed that 92% of adults think that reducing poor air quality should be a priority for the UK and yet 65% said…
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Making your business cycle-friendly

Bike Week is a great opportunity for workplaces to encourage cycling. Here are some ways to make your business cycle-friendly

How businesses can help improve air quality

Air pollution alerts in the UK this year have already outnumbered those for the whole of 2018. Scientists recently announced that air pollution could affect every organ in the human body; and think of the children: outdoor air pollution in Britain is poisoning 2.6 million schoolchildren, while half of parents would move house to avoid…
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Five reasons cleaner air is good for business

Poor air quality is a global issue. It’s not only damaging human health, it’s bad for business. There are many reasons why it’s good business to help improve air quality – here are five. Better employee health reduces absenteeism Poor air quality is recognised as a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation, with…
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