Air quality should be considered in the fireworks debate, say leading experts
Fireworks are a long-standing British tradition, but there is significant public concern over the negative impacts they have.
This year over 300,000 citizens signed an online petition to increase regulations on fireworks, with most arguments citing concerns over loud noises and injury risk.
Our experts have added a new dimension to the debate by providing evidence to the government to show that fireworks and bonfires can also contribute to harmful air pollution.
Latest weather data added to popular open-access dataset
Earlier this year the Met Office released the MIDAS Open database, a publically available version of a popular dataset containing hourly weather measurements across the UK.
The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) has now published an updated version of MIDAS Open, bringing in new data for 2018 and updates for previous years.
What does the Government’s new Environment Bill mean for UK air quality?
The Government has introduced a new Environment Bill to Parliament to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time.
The transformative legislation will create legally-binding environmental targets and introduce measures to improve air and water quality, reduce plastic pollution, and restore habitats so plants and wildlife can thrive. In terms of air quality, the headline news is that the UK will set a new limit to reduce fine particulate matter known as PM2.5.