Low-emission zones will improve air quality, but should not be the only measure to tackle air pollution says Professor Alastair Lewis
Low emission zones have been introduced to help cities to reduce the amount of air pollution being emitted in densely populated areas, with a primary focus on tackling emissions from road transport.
Cities have been granted the authority to create their own regulations in areas designated as low-emission zones. The idea is to reduce the number of polluting vehicles on our roads and encourage cleaner forms of transport in the city.
Rapid action needed to protect ozone layer against new source of illegal chemical emissions
Researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science have assessed the impacts of a new source of an ozone-destroying chemical that poses a serious threat to the recovery of the ozone layer.
However, if rapid action is taken to curtail the illegal emissions then scientists are hopeful there will be no significant delay to the recovery of the ozone layer.
Weather in Malaysia provides early winter forecasts
Want to know the next month’s weather for Manchester? You might be better off taking a look at Malaysia.
Scientists at the University of Reading and European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have uncovered a new link between conditions in the tropics and the weather in Europe, allowing scientists to improve the accuracy of early UK winter forecasts.