Clean air: Coal burning ban and wet wood restrictions planned

A new clean air law could see burning house coal banned in Wales, and stricter rules on using wood fires.

Jan. 13, 2021 ~3 min

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Air pollution death ruling: What comes next?

A girl who died in 2013 has had air pollution listed as a cause of death; what are the implications?

Dec. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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Ella Kissi-Debrah: Air pollution a factor in girl's death, inquest finds

Ella Kissi-Debrah was "living on a knife edge" before her fatal asthma attack, the inquest heard.

Dec. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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UK to set limits on harmful airborne particles

A new UK target will be set to protect people from the effects of breathing in tiny particles.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Aug. 19, 2020 ~4 min

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Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution

Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 31, 2020 ~4 min

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More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring

The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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Climate change: Airlines accused of 'putting profit before planet'

A British Airways insider says the industry deliberately fills planes with extra fuel to save costs.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
Nov. 10, 2019 ~5 min

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Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks

A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.

By Denise Hruby & Thomas Cristofoletti • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~6 min

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Ultra Low Emission Zone: London's new pollution charge begins

Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles will have to pay a fee to enter the centre of the city.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 8, 2019 ~2 min

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What does air pollution do to our bodies?

The countdown begins to the launch of one of the world's boldest attempts to tackle air pollution.

By David Shukman • bbcnews
April 2, 2019 ~6 min

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