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Stop climate change

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Climate change isn't inevitable. We have the knowledge, skills and technologies to get ourselves out of this difficult situation. All over the world people have woken up to the threat, and are working to reduce the use of fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy. Still much more needs to be done.

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Theresa May's half-baked air pollution plan puts poll ratings before people's health

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5 May, 2017

Commenting on the UK government plan to tackle air pollution, published for consultation today, Greenpeace UK's chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said:

"We have heard a lot about 'strong and stable leadership' from Theresa May, but there's none of it in a half-baked plan that puts poll ratings before people's health. This hodge-podge of vague proposals offers little help and no justice to drivers duped by car companies and people breathing toxic air pollution. The only real winners are the car makers who despite misleading customers about their cars' real emissions and causing this mess in the first place are getting off scot-free.

10 Things You Need to Know about SMMT’s 10 “Facts” about Diesel

Posted by Mel Evans — 19 April 2017 at 10:52am - Comments
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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is a car industry lobby group. Their members include most major car manufacturers and therefore, it is no surprise that the group has been at the forefront of bravely defending diesel recently.

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7 reasons to Go Electric now

Posted by Fran G — 7 April 2017 at 11:19am - Comments
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What pops into your head if I suggested you buy an electric car? For most people, it conjures up a host of stereotypes.

Reduce your exposure to air pollution

Posted by Emily Randall — 5 April 2017 at 10:43am - Comments
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Children campaigning for clean air

Air pollution is a problem. It won’t go away until politicians and the car industry come together with a plan to make truly clean travel possible for everyone. In the meantime we can protect ourselves and the ones we love by taking steps to reduce our exposure to air pollution. 

Revealed: more than a thousand nurseries are close to illegal air pollution hotspots

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4 April, 2017

More than 1,000 nurseries in England are within 150m of roads that break legal limits for air pollution, according to a major new investigation published today. 

While the majority of nurseries close to polluted roads are in London, an analysis, by Greenpeace's investigations unit, of official government data shows the problem stretches far beyond the capital to towns and cities all over England. [1]

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