18 Jul '12, 2am

Scientists: Green walls lead to cleaner cities

Scientists: Green walls lead to cleaner cities

Planting living "green walls" of vegetation could provide a faster and cheaper way of cleaning up the air in cities than large-scale initiatives such as congestion charging, scientists will say today. FURTHER READING ClientEarth to launch appeal over air pollution ruling A perfect storm for the pollution problem Reductions of street level pollution of as much as 30 per cent could be achieved at a low cost simply by growing trees, bushes, and other greenery amid the concrete and glass "street canyons" that characterise modern cities, according to new research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Plants clean the air of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, which are blamed for a significant portion of the 35,000 to 50,000 of premature UK deaths that are attributed to outdoor air pollution each year. The World Health Organisation's outdoor air qu...

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