London: fatal lung conditions 'more likely' in deprived boroughs
People living in some of London's most deprived areas have up to twice as much chance of dying from life-threatening lung conditions - from cancer to asthma - as those in the richest areas, new research has shown.
Boris Johnson 'held back' negative findings of air pollution report
The author of a report on how London's illegal air pollution disproportionately affects deprived schools has said City Hall under Boris Johnson held back the study's negative findings, while publicising the positive ones.
QUIZ: London mayoral election - who said what on the environment?
Was it Sadiq or Zac? Caroline or Sian? Find out which London mayoral candidate said what on the capital's energy and environment in edie's flip cards quiz ahead of Thursday's election.
London mayoral election: The green policy showdown
With the race to enter City Hall drawing to a conclusion on Thursday (5 May), edie rounds up the environmental credentials and ambitions of the five main candidates bidding to be the next Mayor of London.
Caroline Lucas: Brexit is a frightening prospect for Britain's environment
EXCLUSIVE: Energy policies would be rolled back, demand for environmental experts would drop and Britain's voice on international climate change negotiations would be lost if the nation votes to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has said.
Europe's major cities (excluding London) call for diesel emissions crackdown
The Mayors of 20 European cities including Madrid, Paris and Copenhagen - but excluding London - have called for more stringent regulations to be put in place across the continent to tackle the deadly levels of air pollution caused by diesel vehicles.
#GreenerLondon: 7 ways the next Mayor can deliver a sustainable capital
The National Trust, WWF, RSPB and Greenpeace are among a coalition of the UK's most prominent environmental organisations challenging the next London Mayor to transform the capital into a world-leading sustainable city.
Next London Mayor urged to ignite solar energy revolution
A London-exclusive feed-in tariff (FiT) subsidy scheme and a new solar taskforce are among the new approaches to renewable energy generation that should be taken by the next Mayor of London, a new report from Greenpeace has claimed.
TfL tackles London's air quality crisis with low-emission freight scheme
A new industry-led programme has been launched by Transport for London (TfL), offering increased availability of low-emission vans and lorries in an effort to reduce the emissions of the capital's freight and fleet operators.
London takes just one week to breach annual air pollution limits
London has already breached annual pollution limits just one week into 2016, and only weeks after the government published its plans to clean up the UK's air.
MPs call for diesel cars scrappage scheme to tackle air pollution
The government should consider a scrappage scheme for diesel cars to get polluting vehicles off the streets of England's cities, where they contribute to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year, according to an influential committee of MPs.
Recycling 'just one thing' could spark London's resource revolution
A new behavioural change campaign has been launched to develop Londoners' understanding of what can be recycled, as the capital aims to hit recycling targets set by Mayor Boris Johnson.
Mayor Boris backs 'gentler' cuts to Feed-in Tariff
London Mayor Boris Johnson has called for a gradual reduction of solar subsidies rather than the 'cliff edge' cuts suggested by the Government.
London's waste coffee beans to power 15,000 homes
Fifteen thousand homes across London will be heated by waste coffee beans from local baristas under a new capital-wide scheme to get London to embrace the green economy.
Lammy and Khan commit to divestment if elected as London mayor
Boris Johnson has come under increased pressure to move the capital's finances out of fossil fuels, as Labour party's Sadiq Khan and David Lammy both committed to do so if they are elected as London mayor next May.
London hosts energy efficiency challenge for businesses
The London Mayor's office has launched its second Business Energy Challenge to encourage corporations to step up to meeting city-wide emissions targets.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
The past seven days saw the UK's poor air quality hit the headlines, with London's pollution issues causing particular concern for politicians and environmental groups alike.
Air pollution kills almost 9,500 Londoners each year, MEPs call for binding targets
A new report published this week by London Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed the extent of London air pollution-related deaths.
Almost all London boroughs failed EU air pollution limit for toxic NO2 gas
All but two of London's boroughs are exceeding EU limits for a toxic gas linked to respiratory problems, ministers have admitted.
London's 'Walkie Talkie' skyscraper achieves top sustainability rating
One the most recent additions to the London skyline has achieved BREEAM Excellent rating, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the city.
West End 'green corridor' could ease London's air pollution problem
A coalition of London property owners has announced plans to promote green infrastructure in the capital in the hope of boosting biodiversity and improving air quality for residents.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
It has been a remarkable week for renewable energy innovations.
Supermarket food waste campaign gathers pace
Almost 130,000 people have signed a petition calling on the UK government to force supermarkets to give unsold food to charities.
Minicab giant snaps up low-emission rival
Europe's largest minicab firm Addison Lee has ramped up its environmental credentials with the acquisition of London-based eco-friendly car service Climate Cars.
Boris banks on social supermarkets to reduce food waste
London could be set for a wave of 'social supermarkets' that reduce food waste by selling surplus stock at much lower prices than the high street, thanks to £300,000 of new funding from Mayor Boris Johnson.
Boris rejects City Hall fossil fuel divestment
Boris Johnson has rejected a motion from the London assembly calling for City Hall's £4.8bn pension fund to be divested from fossil fuels.
Smog spike 'stark reminder' for UK Government
Warnings of high pollution levels across the country have reignited calls on the next Government to focus on air quality improvements and develop a national framework of Low Emission Zones to reduce transport emissions.
London 'lucky" to score C- for air quality
London has taken sixth spot in a new ranking of 23 European cities on air quality, but mayor Boris Johnson is "lucky" to have been rated so highly as he has no plans to comply with air pollution laws until after 2030, if ever.
Boris Johnson confirms Ultra Low Emission Zone, funding boost for green cabs
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today (26 March) confirmed the launch of the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone and announced an increased fund of £65m to roll out zero-emission taxis across the capital.
Boris brings 20,000 street trees to London
20,000 trees have now been planted along London's roads as part of Boris Johnson's Street Tree scheme to improve air quality and increase green spaces across the capital.
London's first licensed zero-emissions taxis hit the road
The first zero-emission taxi has been licensed by Transport for London to carry passengers around the UK's capital, with a fleet of the model currently being trialled on the road.
London Assembly calls for rethink on Ultra Low Emission Zone
London's proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) should be introduced earlier than the current 2020 timeframe and needs to be widened to cover more boroughs in order for the capital to comply with legal limits on greenhouse gas emissions.
Air pollution monitoring rocket ready for lift-off
A pollution monitoring system is set to be launched into the atmosphere on board a rocket on Wednesday, to record how greenhouse gases dissipate with distance from the Earth.
Boris brings Underground into 21st century with low-carbon investment
London's infamous Tube network will become more energy efficient under new plans to transform Greenwich Power Station into a combined heat and power plant with new gas engines that are cleaner, quieter and up to 90% more efficient.
Boris calls on Londoners to recycle Christmas waste
Boris Johnson has urged Londoners to think about how they dispose of their festive rubbish, saying that recycling could save the capital around £4m in disposal costs.
VIDEO: London's first 'social supermarket' opens to tackle food waste and poverty
Surplus food from the likes of Asda, Tesco and M&S is being resold at heavily discounted prices through a new 'social supermarket' project, which opened its first store in London this week.
Boris faces up to London's air quality crisis with £330m green spree
2,400 hybrid buses, zero-emission taxis and 10,000 street trees will all be coming to London as part of new plans announced by Boris Johnson in a bid to tackle the capital's air pollution problems.
Cameron's Climate Envoy to head up London Sustainable Development Commission
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today (13 November) appointed former DECC Minister Greg Barker as the new chairman of the London Sustainable Development Commission.
Red to green: Solar powered phone-boxes to recharge Londoners
The first London telephone box to be transformed into a free, solar-powered mobile phone charger has been unveiled today on Tottenham Court Road thanks to support and funding from the Mayor of London
Boris and TfL expand Europe's greenest bus fleet
A further 400 London buses will be retrofitted with a Selective Catalytic Reduction system, reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by up to 88%.
Boris Johnson's diesel car scrappage scheme could cost £300m
Paying owners £2,000 to switch to cleaner models could take more than 150,000 polluting cars off London's roads, mayor says.
Boris pledges to make London's buildings more energy efficient
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today (29 August) announced a further investment of £12m to expand his programme to retrofit buildings across the capital, making them more energy efficient and reducing carbon emissions.
Wirelessly charged hybrid buses roll into London
Specially designed electric buses will be able to wirelessly charge their batteries while they wait at bus stands under new trials announced today (27 August) by Transport for London (TfL).
Boris announces plans to cut construction machinery emissions by 40%
London is to become the first city in the world to introduce standards for construction machinery that limit particulate (PM10) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, thanks to new rules put in place by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson targets diesel drivers to cut air pollution
The Mayor of London will tonight (29 July) unveil details of a new 'air quality manifesto' which will include plans to charge diesel car users an additional £10 to drive into the centre of the capital.
Boris gets low grade on London Environment Committee report card
The London Assembly Environment Committee's 'report card', released today (July 25), awarded Mayor Boris Johnson a 4/10 on his progress to reduce London's carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency - a clear 'could do more'.
Boris Johnson puts food waste in the spotlight for London's hospitality businesses
London Mayor Boris Johnson is urging restaurants, pubs and hotels across the capital to sign up to a new scheme that could significantly reduce food waste, saving thousands of pounds in the process.
On-Farm AD Loan Fund launched by WRAP
Farmers across the country are now able to apply for a loan of up to £400,000 to build small-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plants on their land, as part of a £3m initiative from Defra and WRAP.
Mayor Boris Johnson to become London's smallest electricity supplier
London is to become the UK's first public authority to receive a new type of "junior" electricity licence that will enable the Mayor Boris Johnson to buy power from small generators and sell on to public bodies.
Business Secretary opens London's 'first' commercial-scale AD plant
Business Secretary Vince Cable has opened London's first commercial-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Dagenham.
Nissan's electric taxi to hit London streets by 2015
Nissan has confirmed that its 100% electric taxi - the e-NV200 - will hit the streets of London in 2015 speeding up efforts to help the city meet 2020 pollution targets.
Mayor drives energy efficiency with London's largest street lighting investment
London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL) have agreed on a major new energy efficiency lighting programme that will see the capital significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
London Underground heat to be pumped into homes
Waste heat from London Underground tunnels and an electrical substation is to be piped into homes in a groundbreaking scheme announced today (November 15).
London bus pilot powers up with waste biodiesel
More than 100 London buses will run on fuel derived from used cooking oil and other food waste in a pilot scheme announced today by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Switching to electric vehicles could save London businesses £200m
London based businesses could save £200m if 10% of their vans registered in the capital were replaced with electric models, according to new figures from the Energy Saving Trust (EST).
London's 'booming green economy' driving recovery
London's green economy is "bucking national trends" and has continued to grow over the last five years, according to a new report.
London schools to benefit from interest free energy efficiency loans
Schools in London could save £32m and cut carbon emissions by more than 125,000 tonnes over the next ten years under a new scheme, launched today by the Mayor Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson bids to boost market for London's small energy producers
Boris Johnson is bidding to enable the capital's small electricity producers to sell power to the market at a better rate.
London plans ultra-low emission zone in world first
The mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced plans to create the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London, in an attempt to dramatically improve air quality in the capital.
Boris Johnson frozen out on twitter for 'debunking' global warming
London Mayor Boris Johnson has sparked outrage on twitter over his comments on climate change which appear to question reputable scientific evidence by suggesting Britain might be entering a "mini ice age".
Christmas recycling could save London 'millions of pounds'
London Mayor Boris Johnson has called on the nation's capital to recycle this Christmas and save £3.5m in the process.
Schwarzenegger helps terminate London's CO2 emissions
Arnold Schwarzenegger was among the celebrities to ride in London's new fleet of hydrogen fuel cell powered taxis during the Olympic and Paralympic games.
Siemens crystallises thinking on smart sustainable cities
Siemens has positioned itself at the forefront of urbanisation technology with the unveiling of The Crystal in London - the world's largest showcase dedicated to greening future cities.
Rift widens between green lobbyists and businesses as Heathrow U-turn looms
David Cameron yesterday reassured opponents to a third runway at Heathrow that he would honour his manifesto not to expand it before the end of the current parliament.
Boris says London needs a whole lot more bottle
London Mayor Boris Johnson is backing a campaign to boost plastic bottle recycling and create more jobs.