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EPA intensifies US smog crack down

Smog over Los Angeles

Obama administration continues green push with new proposals to strengthen air quality standards through the Clean Air Act

28 Nov 2014

BusinessEurope accused of 'callous' attack on environmental policies

European commission

Europe's biggest corporate lobby group reveals latest demands include plan to water down EU green policy

26 Nov 2014

How UK industrial pollution cost EU £69bn over five years

Cooling towers at Drax power station

New report highlights impact of air pollution from energy sector and manufacturing on the EU economy

26 Nov 2014

Updated: EU Court tells UK to clean up toxic air pollution

Court of Justice says UK government must comply with law over NO2 pollution and meet legal limits by 2015

19 Nov 2014

UK faces EU judgement day over air pollution failures

European Court of Justice set to rule on ongoing battle between UK government and ClientEarth over NO2 limits

19 Nov 2014

Green groups and businesses urge Juncker to save pollution and waste policies

NGOs and EU industry waste management companies write to Commission president calling on him to back green growth

17 Nov 2014

Juncker accused of seeking to roll back green growth agenda

Liberal MEPs say new Commission President wants to ditch plans for tighter air quality and waste policies

14 Nov 2014

China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests

Fall of 1-2 per cent in amount of coal burned offers ‘window of opportunity’ to bring climate change under control, Greenpeace energy analysts say

23 Oct 2014

Why we need an equivalent of the Climate Change Committee for air pollution

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission argues it is time for the government to introduce a Committee on Air Quality

22 Oct 2014

Why London is leading the world's cities on tackling air pollution and climate change

Matthew Pencharz, Boris Johnson's senior advisor for environment and energy, outlines London's achievements at the C40 Cities Summit

24 Sep 2014

Maria Eagle: "We need a new deal with the water companies and Labour will deliver it"

Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary conference speech - in full

23 Sep 2014

London's 'first' all-electric chauffeur service charges up

Invitation-only Gliide says its all-Tesla fleet will save customers 50 per cent compared with black cabs

19 Sep 2014

UK Environmental Scorecard - At a glance

A summary of the Environmental Audit Committee's damning verdict on the state of the UK's environmental health

16 Sep 2014

UK environment policies get the red card from MPs

New environmental scorecard finds unsatisfactory progress in all 10 areas examined, with concerns over flooding, air quality, and biodiversity

16 Sep 2014

Mayor Boris accused of misleading MPs over London's pollution

Johnson appears before Environmental Audit Committee, as Labour confirms plan for national network of low emissions zones

11 Sep 2014

Maria Eagle: This government does not understand the true scale of our air pollution crisis

Labour's shadow environment secretary gives speech confirming plan for national network of low emissions zones

10 Sep 2014

Green ambulances on call as government awards £5m clean vehicle funding

Fire engines, ambulances, taxis and buses all in line for green upgrades as Department for Transport dishes out Clean Vehicle Technology Fund

09 Sep 2014

Pay motorists to scrap diesel cars, says Mayor Boris

London Mayor wants return of scrappage scheme to encourage switch to less polluting cars

02 Sep 2014

China seeks help from NGOs to boost environmental protection push

ClientEarth to advise Chinese Supreme Court on new environmental tribunal as country seeks to bolster ties with green groups

02 Sep 2014

See you in court: How James Thornton is battling for environmental justice

BusinessGreen Leader of the Year James Thornton explains why ClientEarth is about much more than just litigation

02 Sep 2014

London to trial wirelessly charged hybrid buses

Transport for London announces new trial to test hybrid buses capable of wirelessly charging batteries at stops

28 Aug 2014

Will the Mayor's latest pollution plans solve London's air quality crisis?

Boris Johnson reveals fresh plans to curb construction industry pollution, but will it be enough to deliver cleaner air?

15 Aug 2014

Beijing's coal use drops seven per cent over first half of 2014

Effects of China's 'war on pollution' are already being felt, according to state media

13 Aug 2014

Labour promises action on climate resilience and air pollution

Shadow Environment team goes on the offensive with promise of new national adaptation strategy

12 Aug 2014

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