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How London's air pollution is impacting people with asthma and lung conditions

A 2019 study by King's College London and Imperial College London found around 1,000 London hospital admissions for asthma and serious lung conditions every year were caused by poor air quality in the capital.

Extinction Rebellion: Rights experts say peaceful protest in UK under threat

Civil liberty experts have warned that peaceful protest is under threat in the UK, after the environmental campaigners were targeted with pre-emptive arrest and "unworkable restrictions" were placed on this week's Extinction Rebellion demonstrations.


Extinction Rebellion to target London's 'institutions of power' in new protests

Climate activists will target Britain's parliament and other institutions of power next week when it restarts large-scale protests for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak.


Coronavirus UK: Infection risk higher in areas with air pollution

People are more likely to catch Covid-19 in areas with bad air pollution because particles can 'carry' the virus, scientists have claimed.

Will London commuters opt for open-air bus rides?

With many in London leery of public transportation, one U.K. tour bus company plans to use open-topped sightseeing buses to help workers get to the office.

Bicycles are pushing aside cars on Europe's city streets

Bikes are increasingly muscling aside cars on Europe’s city streets, as the coronavirus accelerates a shift toward pedal power.

Revealed: Raw sewage poured into Olympic Park wildlife haven

Raw sewage was discharged for more than 1,000 hours from a Thames Water overflow pipe into an environmental wetland at the Olympic Park last year, the Guardian can reveal.


Fear of public transit remains high in London

As the U.K. capital cautiously reopens, a poll finds 70% of surveyed Londoners are anxious about commuting via bus or Tube. Are their COVID-19 fears justified?

The birds are not on lockdown, and more people are watching them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.

How urban foraging became the new way to explore a city

Can’t travel far? Then travel deep to find nourishment in your everyday surroundings.

London is transforming its center into a car-free zone

“We will need many more Londoners to walk and cycle to make this work.”

Large areas of London to go 'car-free' as Mayor plots green Covid-19 recovery

Transport for London says it is 'determined' to keep gains seen for air pollution and safer streets over past two months after lockdown measures ease

One way the coronavirus could transform Europe’s cities: More space for bikes

European cities are already reclaiming portions of busy thoroughfares to install new bike lanes.

Toxic air over London falls by 50% at busiest traffic spots

London has had dramatic improvements in its air quality since the coronavirus lockdown, with dangerous emissions at some of the capital's busiest roads and junctions falling by almost 50%.

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COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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