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A series of measures to tackle air pollution announced in response to a coroner’s report into the death of a nine-year-old girl have been dismissed by campaigners as ‘nothing but old commitments’
The lack of climate change adaptation action has left the UK more vulnerable to heatwaves, disruption to food supplies, rising sea levels, blackouts, wildfire, water scarcity and increased flooding, according to a damning report from the government’s climate change advisers
Following a threat of legal action from an ex-vicar, Highways England has said it will review the environmental assessment of its plans to transform part of the M62 into a smart motorway
The Scottish Greens have backed a ban as the government revealed it will review energy-recovery planning rules in the autumn
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit 419 parts per million in May - the highest level since accurate measurements began - prompting calls from green groups for 'brave and bold' leadership and cooperation across sectors
If other jurisdictions replicate a Dutch Court’s reasoning in finding that Shell must cut its emissions deeper and faster than planned, more big polluters could find themselves in court. Just how far will the ramifications be felt? Danny Halpin reports
Pollutant releases to air in the UK in 2019 were up slightly compared with the previous year, but have almost halved over the past decade, according to data contained in DEFRA’s UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
The government is making bold pledges in the run up to COP26 but many say the policies to drive action are lacking and that past flip flopping has damaged industry confidence. Danny Halpin reports
The agency says releasing data on the construction, design, layout and operation of the site would be ‘capable of adversely affecting public safety’, but experts are not convinced. Isabella Kaminski reports
A ruling that overturned a decision over the legality of the government’s airports policy has been met with dismay by many, but does it have a material impact on the nation’s ability to tackle climate change? James Fair reports
Nine-year old girl Ella Adoo Kissi-Debrah became the first person to have air pollution listed on their death certificate, leading to increased pressure on government to take action to improve air quality. But will anything change? Isabella Kaminski reports
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