One in three children growing up in toxic air zones

New analysis by Unicef UK has revealed that one in three children in the UK are growing up in areas with unsafe levels of particulate pollution.

B&NES Council consulting on green building policies

Bath & North East Somerset Council is to consult on how developments can be more energy efficient and better adapted to the impacts of climate change.

Shared bike scheme set to expand in Brighton

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that the city’s shared bikes scheme is set to expand, with 120 new bikes and more hubs installed.

Cornwall Council celebrates Energy Recovery Centre opening

Cornwall Council and SUEZ have celebrated the official opening of the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre in St Dennis.

Cities call for ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles

City leaders from England and Wales are expected to urge the government to ban the sale of new pure diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030.

Michael Gove launches National Parks review

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a new review into the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Glasgow set for Scotland's first Low Emission Zone

Proposals to introduce Scotland's first Low Emission Zone in Glasgow city centre by the end of 2018 have moved a step closer.

Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis highlighted

A new report says dangerous levels of air pollution are devastatingly impacting on the health of people living in Greater Manchester.

Further £1.3m boost for cycle improvements in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has successfully bid for £1.3 million of funding to implement new safety measures to benefit cyclists and pedestrians.

Tree Champion announced to expand woodland areas

Michael Gove has announced the UK’s new Tree Champion to drive forward planting rates and prevent the unnecessary felling of street trees.

Knowsley’s new leader says parks won’t be sold

The new leader of Knowsley Council has confirmed that he intends to drop the proposals to sell 10 per cent of the borough’s parks.

Plastic-free status close for Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire County Council is taking steps towards accreditation as one of the first plastic-free counties.

Funding boost for Cycle Ambition Cities

Over £7 million government funding will help support Cycle Ambition Cities to make cycling the natural choice of transport and improve cycle safety.

Khan to extend ULEZ plans in London

Sadiq Khan has confirmed that London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded up to the North and South Circular boundary in 2021.

New guide for councils on increasing EV uptake

The REA has launched a report giving local authorities advice on how to encourage electric vehicle uptake in their areas.

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