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A black box in every car will ensure the polluter pays

A new £10 emissions levy on pre-2005 cars in London is only months from launch, but such is the danger to health posed by air pollution that a far more stringent tax is already in development. Under a ‘polluter pays’ approach, local authorities will require that internal combustion engine vehicles be fitted with a black box to track their movements and…

Your sedentary office job is killing you (unless you cycle there)

Office workers who sit at a desk for eight hours need to take one hour’s physical activity a day to offset an increased risk of death, according to research by Cambridge University and published in The Lancet. The research found the risk of dying was 9.9 per cent for those who sat for eight or more hours a day compared…