cars
Diesels are Nice, Say the People Who Make Them

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has done a list feature. No one told them it's OK to do a top 12 or a 17, so they did an old fashioned round 10 list of reasons why diesel cars shouldn't be blamed for all the ills of modern society. Read More >>

cars
Speed Bumps are Bad Now

We might be about to come to the end of the speed bump epoch of British society, as the government is said to be about to encourage councils to remove them in order to speed up traffic flow and reduce local pollution. 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 >>

science
Smog-Filtering Screens Will Make Our Polluted Future Slightly More Tolerable

As our newly-elected leaders do everything they can to roll back environmental regulations, the future is looking more and more like a smog-filled dystopia. But not all scientific progress has ground to a halt. Scientists at National University of Singapore have created a transparent smog-filtering window screen that could make our lives a little less wheezy. Read More >>

health
Prams Need Lids to Block Pollution, Say Scientists

Babies being ferried about the urban streets in prams should be placed inside some sort of bubble to protect them from air pollution, according to researchers looking into the ways the little person transporters inadvertently hoover up bad air while pottering around. Read More >>

carbon tax
UK Carbon Emissions Are Now Lower Than In 1894

UK climate website Carbon Brief has declared after a thorough analysis of UK data that CO2 emissions fell by almost 6% in 2016, putting us at the lowest level since 1894 (not including strikes). Read More >>

cars
VW’s Emissions Cheating Accused of Triggering 1,200 Premature Deaths

Volkswagen's fiddling of emissions data on its cars could have bad repercussions for up to 1,200 Europeans, with researchers suggesting that's the number of premature deaths that could be caused by the group's cars pumping out of extra fumes. Read More >>

environment
Heathrow Says Gentle Terraforming Could Offset Runway #3’s Carbon Output

Heathrow has come up with a plan to try to get the environmentalists on its side with the coming of its third runway, suggesting that the site could eventually be considered carbon neutral thanks to an odd solution that has nothing to do with the business of ferrying people abroad. Read More >>

energy
Spills From Fracking Are Worse Than We Imagined

An alarming new study has identified 6,600 chemical spills related to hydraulic fracturing in just four US states over a ten year period. The finding shows that fracking is far messier than previously assumed, and that stricter safety measures need to be established and enforced. Read More >>

cars
London’s £10 Banger Tax Arrives in October

London's pressing ahead with plans to introduce its "Toxicity Charge" later this year, with the scheme adding an extra £10 to the cost of driving some older models of car into the city from October 23. Read More >>

pollution
UK Beaches Are Covered In Nurdles

Nearly three-quarters of UK beaches are bestrewn with nurdles, it turns out. 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 >>

science
The Most Remote Place on the Planet Contains ‘Extraordinary’ Levels of Toxic Waste

Remember Sly Sludge, the villain from the popular 90's cartoon Captain Planet? Probably not, since he was a minor character voiced by Martin Sheen, and we’re always struggling for pop culture references here at Gizmodo. Nevertheless, the evil message of Sly Sludge — that we can’t just wish our pollution problems away — is currently destroying ecosystems at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. 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 >>