London: polluting particles tend to increase the intensity of fog on naturally foggy days (Image: G. Bell/Alamy)

EU dilutes proposal to halve air pollution deaths after UK lobbying

If implemented, weakened proposal means 14,000 people could die prematurely across Europe each year from 2030 EU states have agreed to water down a proposed law aimed at halving the number of deaths from air pollution within 15 years, after intense lobbying from the UK that cross-party MEPs have condemned as “appalling”. Some 14,000 people