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household wood-burning stoves will come under new restrictions

New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims

UK proposals include new regulations on farmers, wood-burning stoves and diesel cars — The government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends. Farmers will be subject to such air …

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the uk's clean air strategy aims to slash particulate matter

UK anti-pollution drive undermined by leaving EU, say campaigners

As he launches new restrictions on pollution secretary Michael Gove says Brexit is a chance to go greener, but NGOs worry the regulatory bite is missing — Britain’s latest clean air strategy sets significantly tighter air pollution limits than the EU’s, but could lack the regulatory teeth to enforce them after Brexit. In the strategy …

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a proposed office for environmental protection would take over from the eu as an independent watchdog

Post-Brexit green watchdog could sue ministers, says Gove

But Green groups say proposals will mean weaker protection for nature after UK leaves EU — A new post-Brexit green watchdog will be able to sue the government over environmental failings, according to new plans set out by Michael Gove. However, campaign groups have questioned the independence of the body because the chairperson and budget will …

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a study reported in the lancet found children ‘lost about 5% of lung capacity’ from diesel pollution

Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

As diesel emission fears mount, a growing number of parents now consider clean air the main factor when choosing a school — An increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel …

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Climate lawyers to use UN 1.5°C report to sue governments

A major UN science report on global warming published Monday will bolster climate lawsuits, according to legal experts and those seeking redress for government inaction — The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sets out the difference in severity of climate impacts between 1.5°C and 2°C. It also indicates what would be …

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Brussels criticised for delays in banning toxic chemicals

European commission’s inaction is putting people’s health at risk, law firm says — People’s health is being put at risk by Brussels’ slow response to the use of dangerous chemicals, according to a report. A study by ClientEarth, an environmental law organisation, found that in nine out of 10 cases the European commission’s decision to …

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