Pigeons

Pigeons "the perfect tool" to monitor pollution


They have been maligned as “rats of the sky”, a filthy menace blighting our cities. Could it be, though, that far from spreading illness from...
Porsche-stops-selling-diesel-cars

Porsche stops selling diesel cars


Porsche will no longer sell diesel-powered cars. The German car manufacturer announced that it is to discontinue the remaining diesel car from it
Drive diesel or petrol car and get £130 fine at peaks hours in Hackney and Islington

Diesel, petrol cars attract fines in north London


Petrol and diesel cars face being banned from parts of two London boroughs under Britain’s toughest action against polluting vehicles.
Diesel car sales fall further in January

Diesel car sales fall further in January


Diesel’s dominance of the new car market is well and truly over. Figures for car sales in January (2018) reveal that just over a third of new reg
VW chairman: people will be held accountable for diesel emission tests on monkeys

VW chairman calls for probe into monkey tests


Volkswagen is to investigate allegations that it was one of three car makers that paid for tests in which humans and animals were exposed to...
Kitchen microwaves cause as much pollution as seven million cars

Microwaves cause as much pollution as 7m cars


Microwaves in Europe cause as much pollution as 6.8 million cars, scientists have found. A study at the University of Manchester, published in S
Lorry operators cheating emission rules

Lorry operators cheating emission rules


Lorry operators are routinely fitting HGVs with cheat devices to allow vehicles to produce high levels of pollution, a government investigation h
Airbubbl system removes toxic air from inside car

Airbubbl system removes toxic air from inside car


Technology that sucks toxic gas out of cars will be introduced early next year after fears that drivers and passengers are being exposed to dange
China builds world’s biggest floating solar plant in drive to switch to electric cars

China's floating solar plant for electric cars


China is to build the world’s biggest floating solar power plant to meet the drive toward electric cars, as it attempts to reduce the country’s...
Diesel tax anger as new models beat petrol in NOx pollution tests

New diesel models beat petrol in pollution tests


Some new diesel cars are much less polluting than new petrol cars, according to research. Independent tests have identified 11 diesel models, in
VW blames drivers failing to fit new software for dirty diesel cars

VW blames drivers failing to fit software fix


Volkswagen has blamed its customers after failing to fix almost 400,000 diesel cars fitted with software designed to cheat emissions tests.
Traffic to be banned from Oxford Street in fight against air pollution

Traffic ban for Oxford Street


All vehicles will be banned from Oxford Street under radical plans to tackle air pollution. The western section of the central London street, hom