Can a city toll help Bangkok clean up its air and roads?

Heavy car traffic and old diesel-powered buses are a feature of everyday life for commuters in the Thai capital. The city is now introducing measures to modernize public mobility and reduce air pollution.

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Congestion set to exceed pre-lockdown levels as cars crowd back on to UK roads

British towns and cities are braced for a rapid rise in traffic congestion when the lockdown eases on Monday after figures showed many of the countries that have already lifted restrictions have seen truck and car use rise above their pre-coronavirus levels.


Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger

Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.

Manchester becomes latest UK city to delay clean air zone

The creation of the biggest clean air zone in the UK to tackle illegal levels of air pollution is being delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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

This could be the time to usher in a golden age for cycling in Britain

New measures reflect the place riding a bike has taken in our lives during the coronavirus crisis – but do they go far enough?

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%.


As Californians stay at home, air quality improves - for now

The global coronavirus pandemic has inadvertently achieved what state officials have sought to do for decades: Californians have parked their cars.


Could the COVID-19 pandemic be an environmental inflection point?

After the worst is over, our public health systems will certainly change forever, but could the fallout also result in us changing our consumption-heavy lifestyles in ways that could prevent a future outbreak, or in ways that improve the air we breathe?


Pollutionwatch: Brighton goes back to future to cut pollution

Travel on one of Brighton's new buses and you could experience a unique innovation in air pollution control.


What impact do private jets and celebrity lifestyles have on the fight against climate change?

We take flight in the luxurious world of private jets, and ask if the realities of climate change are bringing celebrities and the super rich back to Earth.

Gaby Hinsliff: Driving into a city should become as antisocial as smoking

Clean air zones can work if we increase people's options. Ministers must get involved.


Which London Tube stations and lines are the most polluted?

Concentrations of particularly harmful pollution on two lines were higher than any measurements taken on subway systems in New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Guangzhou, Sydney, Seoul or Barcelona.


Air pollution from traffic linked to brain cancer for first time

We bike down the West Side Highway, run along Fifth Avenue and do yoga on rooftops, all to improve our well-being - but what if we're doing so at the expense of our long-term health?


Australia's climate response among the worst in the G20, report finds

Australia's response to climate change is one of the worst in the G20 with a lack of policy, reliance on fossil fuels and rising emissions leaving the country exposed "economically, politically and environmentally", according to a new international report.

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