A joint action plan to improve air quality in West Sussex has been put together by local authorities across the county. ‘Breathing Better: a partnership approach to improving air quality in West Sussex’ highlights good practice already in place and areas where councils can work together to make a difference.The document acknowledges that the county does not suffer the difficulties of large cities, but there are locations where average levels of pollution breach limits and where ongoing improvement in air quality is ‘particularly needed’.A new inter-authority air quality group, made up of portfolio holders of each of the county and district authorities, is set to develop and oversee the action plan.In a joint foreward Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council, and Deborah Urquhart, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Setting out an action-oriented plan of future activity, the plan is a living document that all partners are committed to … [Read more...] about Joint action plan to tackle air quality in West Sussex
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Muther Globe Staff April 24, 2018 Each year a fresh batch of concept drawings and patents emerge for airplane seating configurations that look more like recreations of medieval torture chambers than seats. The seats and configurations appear to be impossible Draconian notions that could never make the leap from paper to plane, and for that we’ve all been thankful. Until now. Advertisement Meet the Skyrider 2.0. The name, right down to the 2.0, makes it sound like a cool device out of “Star Wars.” Who wouldn’t want to climb upon something called the Skyrider and zoom through the air? I’ll tell you who: Anyone in their right mind. Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here The … [Read more...] about The future of flight is standing room only
The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows Beijing's decision to allow full foreign ownership of Chinese automakers in a move to make the industry more flexible as it promotes electrics.The ruling Communist Party has transformed China into the biggest market for electrics with billions of dollars in subsidies to producers and buyers. Now, Beijing is winding down that support and shifting the financial burden to automakers with sales quotas that push them to develop models Chinese drivers want to buy.That is reflected in the auto show lineup: Global and Chinese brands including General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG and Nissan Motor Co. plan to display dozens of electrics and hybrids, from luxurious SUVs to compacts priced as low as 152,000 yuan … [Read more...] about China accelerating into the future with electric cars
Plans to improve the air quality in Calderdale will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Members will consider the new Calderdale Low Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan, which aim to address air quality issues around the borough.Although air pollution levels in Calderdale are generally in line with air quality objectives, the levels of nitrogen dioxide in some areas of the borough exceed annual averages at peak congestion periods.Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, Councillor Daniel Sutherland, said: “The challenge of improving air quality in the borough is not an easy one, but it’s vital that we act now to ensure that we protect the health and well-being of our communities now and in the future.“There isn’t just one solution to tackling air pollution, it’s reliant on a wide range of ideas, not only focusing on improving our road network, but also encouraging and improving our public … [Read more...] about Strategy to tackle air pollution in Calderdale