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Sadiq Khan proposes journey charge for motorists in London

Mayor says air pollution and climate crisis are issues of ‘social justice’ in capital and across the globeMotorists across the whole of London could be charged for every journey from 2024 under plans being drawn…

Extinction Rebellion activists cleared over London rush hour disruption

Jury decision over 2019 action is the latest acquittal involving a high-profile protestThree activists who targeted London’s public transport network to raise the alarm about the escalating climate crisis have been acquitted by a jury.The…

Climate lawyer loses supreme court appeal over Heathrow leak

Tim Crosland was found in contempt for prematurely revealing court’s decision on third runwayA lawyer and climate campaigner who leaked the result of a supreme court ruling on the Heathrow airport expansion has lost an…

Science Museum ‘must lay down conditions’ to fossil fuel sponsors

UK’s former chief scientific adviser Sir David King adds to growing pressure on the London museumSir David King, one of the UK’s leading scientific figures, has intervened in the row over fossil fuel sponsorship at…

MPs call for halt to Britain’s incinerator expansion plans

Report concludes particles are health hazard as London councils set to vote on Edmonton incineratorMPs are calling for a moratorium on the expansion of new waste incineration plants just days before councils in London vote…

Carbon-cutting app aims to help Londoners ease into net zero future

Councils are planning to deploy version of Finnish online tool that helps people monitor carbon footprintFor those who want to be part of a zero carbon future but find the prospect of giving up flying,…

Asthma inquest told: No link between girl’s hospital admissions and higher pollution

A leading scientist has told an inquest there is no evidence that a nine-year-old girl was admitted to hospital with acute asthma complications when levels of air pollution were higher.