Environmental campaigners arrived at Sheffield rail station carrying a giant electrical plug on a journey from Bedford having made several stops en route. They are calling on the Government to reverse a decision in July to cancel plans to electrify the Midland Mainline beyond Kettering, a move which would have reduced air pollution and carbon emissions. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Hannah Wakney of Leicester Friends of the Earth.
Members of the public have been hearing about and taking part in research at the Botanical Garden on the role of plants in absorbing air pollution in the city. The presentation by Dr Maria Val Martin, lecturer at the University of Sheffield took place at the new Dorothy Fox Education Centre. Participants were encouraged to make a difference by sharing cars, cycling to work or using public transport. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A local company Floow has partnered up with the European Space Agency to carry out a year long research project in traffic pollution. The project announcement comes just weeks after the Government was ordered by the UK’s Supreme Court to take immediate action on air pollution.