Sheffield Council have launched a city-wide consultation to enable residents to have their say on proposals to reduce air pollution with a new clean air zone. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A group of architecture students from the University of Sheffield are working with the university’s bioengineering department to investigate the use of algae to clean up air pollution and recycle waste into bioplastics. The students will be running a community event in Tinsley on 29 October with the aim of exploring applications of green technology in an area which is severely polluted by the nearby M1. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Residents in Nether Edge,Road got together at the weekend to celebrate World Car Free Day with the street closed to traffic and designated a Play Street. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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.