Never mind the 90s, when it comes to air pollution, the 50s are back. Yesterday marked 65 years since the Great London Smog, and the UN Environment Assembly commemorated the occasion by announcing their first ever international Smog Day as December 5th 2017. It’s a timely event, as December falls right in the middle of […]

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia brought hurricane-force winds to the British Isles when the storm made landfall in Ireland on Monday, October 16. As the Met Office warned of a “potential danger to life,” three fatalities were reported across the country. Those in the path of the storm experienced its full devastation. However, as Ophelia […]

In the early morning of October 9 2017, a series of fatal wildfires broke out across Northern California’s wine country. High winds and dry weather exacerbated the spread of the flames throughout the day, killing at least 17 people and evacuating more than 20,000. Wildfires have a devastating effect on the areas they strike, as […]

Londoners celebrating Halloween were treated to a thick fog last week, but alongside the capital’s famous pea-soup the city was experiencing a series of large pollution peaks. Pollutants transported from northern Europe may have added to emission levels in the capital. Events like this serve to highlight the growing need for international cooperation to tackle […]