Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Air quality http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/667/all en Sign up to stop air pollution http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/sign-stop-air-pollution <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/air_pollution_girl.jpg" alt="Girl wearing pollution mask in front of polluted town" width="313" height="200" /></p> <p>Millions of people in the UK breathe air full of dangerous gases and toxic particles. The Royal College of Physicians say that 40,000 deaths a year in the UK are linked to air pollution.</p> <p>We all have the right to breathe safe air. It&rsquo;s shocking how little the Government is doing. Dirty air regularly breaks the legal limits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/sign-stop-air-pollution">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/sign-stop-air-pollution#comments Air quality air pollution Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:52:35 +0000 Chris 613 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Help protect us from pollution http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-protect-us-pollution <p><img width="469" height="312" src="/files/foecardiff/images/industrial_pollution.jpg" alt="chemicals pouring from a pipe into a stream" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Robert Brook, Science Photo Library</em></p> <p>The Cabinet Minister, Oliver Letwin, is considering scrapping all green safeguards and replacing them with a single 50-page document.</p> <p>This would mean our protection from pollution could be dangerously simplified. He is consulting on scrapping Laws on:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-protect-us-pollution">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-protect-us-pollution#comments Air quality archive Climate and Energy Pollution climate change energy nature noise pollution waste Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:33:56 +0000 Chris 500 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Appeal against air pollution ruling http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/appeal-against-air-pollution-ruling <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Houses with smoke rising from Tremorfa Steelworks behind them" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Tremorfa_steelworks_2.jpg" /></p> <p>Tremofa Steelworks. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/appeal-against-air-pollution-ruling">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/appeal-against-air-pollution-ruling#comments Air quality air pollution climate change Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:57:51 +0000 Chris 484 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk 2015 air quality breeches http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/2015-air-quality-breeches <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Houses with steelworks issuing smoke behind" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Tremorfa_steelworks_2.jpg" /></p> <p>Tremofa Steelworks. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Environmental lawyers ClientEarth took the Government to court for not tackling high levels of air pollution in the UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/2015-air-quality-breeches">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/2015-air-quality-breeches#comments Air quality air pollution Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:21:07 +0000 Chris 475 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Air pollution health risks http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/air-pollution-health-risks <p><img width="500" height="375" src="/files/foecardiff/images/car_exhaust.jpg" alt="Smoke coming from a car exhaust" /></p> <p>There are many health risks associated with air pollution:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/air-pollution-health-risks">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/air-pollution-health-risks#comments Air quality air pollution Sat, 19 Nov 2011 23:12:11 +0000 Chris 474 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Air quality in Cardiff worse http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/air-quality-cardiff-worse <p><img width="500" height="368" alt="Traffic at junction of Newport Road and City Road, Cardiff" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Stephenson_Court_AQMA_2.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Cardiff Council is about to declare a third Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) at Stephenson Court, close to the Newport Road and City Road junction.</p> <p>Pollution caused by traffic in this area is higher than the legal maximum. There are four main causes for this:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/air-quality-cardiff-worse">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/air-quality-cardiff-worse#comments Air quality archive Plasnewydd Roath transport Mon, 09 Aug 2010 17:49:48 +0000 Chris 506 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk