Leeds

Biggest Response To London’s Increased “T-Charge” = Shift To Public Transit

Some cities are working to quell city air pollution faster than others. UK cities are beginning to charge higher-polluting vehicles to drive into their center. As one big example, London’s “T-Charge” is increasing the cost of a journey by up to £21.50 for the highest polluting cars and vans. This charge is shifting more drivers to rail and bus services. EVs, especially small ones such as an electric smart car, provide some relief for people who need to drive — but transit is a key.

Over ¾ Of Brits Want Clean Air Zones

Over ¾ of respondents to a UK survey have said they want urgent action to improve air quality, such as introducing clean air zones. According to a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Clean Air Alliance and supported by Dearman, 76% of those surveyed in Birmingham, Leeds, London, Nottingham, and … [continued]

Can Vinegar Clean Up Coal's Act?

Vinegar can clean windows, kill weeds, and even cure the common cold.  Now a team of scientists at the University of Leeds is studying how vinegar could clean up sites contaminated by chromium compounds discharged from old textile factories, smelters, and tanneries.  As a source of chromium contamination, coal mining … [continued]