Britain’s highest court has ordered the government to take immediate action over illegally high levels of air pollution in the UK.
The legal case relates to nitrogen dioxide levels in the air, which breach EU limits.
Britain’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously the government must submit new air quality plans to the European Commission no later than December 31, 2015.
Air pollution is estimated to cause 29,000 early deaths a year in the UK, more than obesity and alcohol combined.
Scientists speculate this could even be an underestimate, as it does not include all air pollutants.