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The addition of a third runway at Heathrow has been widely criticised by politicians and campaigners due to its potential impact on noise and air quality

'Climate-wrecking' Heathrow Airport expansion approved by Government

The long-anticipated expansion of London's Heathrow Airport has been approved by Government ministers - a decision that has been lambasted by green groups and environmental campaigners for its potential impact on Britain's air quality and emissions.

The announcement arrives just days ahead of a rumoured decision on airport expansion at either Gatwick or Heathrow Airport

Gatwick pioneers CO2-saving green taxi scheme

Gatwick Airport has announced a ground-breaking deal with its on-airport taxi company to reduce emissions by 75% per journey by 2020 using alternatively-fuelled vehicles, as part of the Airport's overarching strategy to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2020.

Heathrow Airport caters for 70% of the UK’s scheduled long-haul flights, compared to 11% at Gatwick

Air quality takes centre stage in Gatwick and Heathrow's expansion battle

Gatwick Airport has claimed it is the "only" airport that can deliver the economic benefits of expansion without "dramatic and unacceptable" impacts on air quality, after the Transport Committee continued to back the third runway development plans at Heathrow.

The guide sets out six sustainability targets for all food and beverage retailers operating within the airport to achieve

Heathrow introduces new sustainable pledges for food and beverage retailers

Heathrow has become the first UK airport to propose a series of environmental targets, including energy reduction, recycling and a 'mystery shopper' programme, for restaurants and outlets in the airport.

While efforts have been made to improve transport infrastructure around the airport, Heathrow is still researching the uptake of newer aircraft models

Green technology could mitigate environmental impacts of Heathrow expansion

Technological advancements will mitigate the environmental impacts, such as noise and air pollution, of the controversial third runway developed at Heathrow, a new report from the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) has found.

The new pods will be adapted to navigate the surrounding streets of Greenwich

London's first zero-emission driverless cars based on Heathrow 'pods'

Heathrow Airport has announced a new collaboration with a sports car developer and an autonomous solutions company to engineer new zero-carbon, fully autonomous, battery-operated carrier pods to act as shuttles around the streets of Greenwich.

A £250,000 investment has seen Heathrow's fleet of 400 vehicles mixed with zero-emission cars

Heathrow goes electric with £2m EV charging pledge

Heathrow Airport has announced a £2m plan to 'go electric' with the installation of more than 135 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in a bid to become Britain's most environmentally-responsible transport hub.

The London Heathrow Marriott Hotel team will now start recycling discarded soap after teaming up with social enterprise Clean The World

Marriott helps 'Clean the World' with groundbreaking soap recycling scheme

London Heathrow Marriott Hotel has become the first hotel to partner with social enterprise Clean The World to recycle discarded soap.

London's NO2 pollution hotspots are caused largely by a high concentration of diesel buses

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.

The Airports Commission report concluded that Heathrow could expand without exceeding air quality levels

Heathrow expansion 'within environmental limits', air quality report confirms

Heathrow airport could expand without exceeding legal air quality levels, according to a new report published today (8 May) by the Airports Commission.

The report reveals that 470,000 flights arrived and departed from Heathrow during 2013

Responsible Heathrow 2020: Airport sets out sustainability targets

The UK's largest airport has set out 10 steps it will be taking to reduce environmental impact, invest in local communities and support economic growth as part of its 2020 sustainability goals.

Heathrow expansion tests UK’s sustainable resolve

The UK government’s credibility for taking sustainable development into account when deciding major development is being called to question following the approval on 20 November of a fifth terminal at London’s Heathrow airport.

Flights may be confined to day time

UK faces possible retreat on night flights

A landmark ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) says that the Government has infringed the basic human rights of residents living near London’s Heathrow airport by failing to protect them adequately from night-time aircraft noise.

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