health
It’s Official: Glasgow is Stinkier Than London

For years now we've heard that living in London is about as good for your health as huffing burning carrier bags for something to do in the evening, but it's not even the worst place in the UK for your lungs any more. That burning torch has now been handed to Glasgow. Read More >>

health
London’s Air Declared Deadly Toxic Today

Our miniature little heatwave is wreaking havoc with the air quality of our cities, with London's mayor declaring today a stinked-up crisis best avoided. Read More >>

health
Taking a Side Street Halves Exposure to Fumes

Taking the long way round and avoiding busy traffic routes can halve your exposure to air pollution, with the simple creation of clean air pathways through cities having the potential to drastically limit the amount of black stuff people breathe in -- and the drivers get to keep their lovely cars so everyone's happy. Read More >>

transport
Airlander 10 Given Feet to Soften Future Crash Landings

The people making the Airlander didn't give up after the embarrassing crash landing suffered by its maiden flight, and have tweaked the design of the airship to make it a bit better at coming down to earth. Read More >>

transport
Pilots Cheating on Language Exams Could Cause a Catastrophe

The poor English of some pilots has been highlighted by the Civil Aviation Authority, which says that there's evidence pointing to overseas fliers cheating on their English exams in order to land jobs shuttling our pale bodies to and from the cheaper parts of Europe. Read More >>

environment
Government May Expand Congestion Charge to Everywhere Stinky

The government is keen on having some of the same riches that London hoovers up via its congestion charge scheme, and is considering introducing the idea of forcing commercial drivers and some car owners to pay to drive through the middle bits of towns and cities to 35 locations across the country. Read More >>

health
UK Given Final Warning Over Urban Air Pollution

The European Commission has written to the UK and the four other stinkiest-aired countries within the EU, demanding something is done about consistently failing to meet air quality standards in some urban zones -- or else. Read More >>

health
Public Transport Users Suck up the Diesel Fumes of the Rich

A sad truth of the air quality wars has emerged from researchers at the University of Surrey, who are warning that travelling by public transport through urban areas is extremely bad for everyone's health thanks to the way buses and trains basically vacuum up all the dirty air from the cars surrounding them and... there you go. Breathe that in while you fruitlessly attempt to connect to the Wi-Fi. Read More >>

health
London Plans School Doorway Shuffle to Protect Kids from Pollution

Revealing the quite horrifying fact that 360 primary schools in London are in places with air pollution the exceeds legal limits, the city's mayor has come up with a plan to do something about it -- auditing the most pollution-hit schools and reworking their layouts to minimise exposure to the nitrogen dioxide fumes coming off mummy's SUV. Read More >>

apple
Apple’s Excuse For Random iPhone Shutdowns Sounds Weird But OK

After Apple announced it would offer customers replacement batteries for the iPhone 6S batch that randomly shuts off, the company now knows why the problem occurred: air. Specifically, ambient air a crucial battery component was exposed to for too long. Read More >>

transport
BA to Squeeze 52 More Passengers on Some 777 Routes

British Airways thinks it can get loads more people on an aeroplane, by rejigging the internals of some of its Boeing 777s to increase the number of seats on an economy row from nine to ten. Read More >>

enviroment
Dutch Create Atmospheric Hoover to Suck Up Air Pollution

A team of researchers trying to make the world better and smell less of cars has come up with an interesting idea -- vacuuming the air clean by sticking a giant hoover on the roof of a building. Read More >>

health
Polluted Air Linked to Higher Rates of Traffic Accidents

A study attempting to find a link between air pollution and car accidents only went and found one, suggesting that even when allowing for the increased levels of traffic that accompanies lower quality air there are more accidents when the air's all stinky. Read More >>

photography
These Photos of Cities From 10,000 Feet in the Air are Glorious

Magical. Vincent LaForet’s stunning photo series of cities all over the world at 10,000 feet are exactly just that: magical. It lets you see cities as you’ve never seen them before. Colourful and bright and in the clouds. In extreme detail but also in its entirety. Jaw-popping, eye-dropping, the world we’ve created looks great from up there. The whole photo series is available in a huge book now called Air. Read More >>

transport
Ryanair Forced to Pay Compensation to Delayed Passengers

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority is asking Ryanair to surrender and start paying compensation to delayed passengers, after the latest European Court of Justice ruling found that airlines are liable for last-minute technical problems that delay flights. Read More >>