‘Killing us all’: stories from the front line of the climate crisis
Pollution and environmental extractivism are devastating for human health as well as the planet, according to campaigners. As COP26 delegates return home, three activists from across the globe tell their stories.
Toxic particle air pollution tops pre-pandemic levels in a third of Scottish streets
Almost a third of Scotland’s streets have higher levels of toxic particle air pollution than they did before the Covid-19 pandemic.
When the stakes are high: pollution in Perth
The traffic is at a standstill on Atholl Street in the centre of Perth, cars, trucks and buses running their engines as they wait for the lights to change.
Covid lockdown cut air pollution – but only for a while
The coronavirus lockdown cut toxic exhaust fumes in Scotland’s towns and cities by a third in 2020 – but the reduction only lasted three months.
Bus firms under fire for cutting routes despite ‘unprecedented’ bailouts
Bus companies operating across Scotland have been criticised for cutting 'essential' bus routes despite receiving almost £300m in public money.
Air pollution from traffic is getting worse on some Scottish streets
Air pollution from exhaust fumes has increased on streets in Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Falkirk and Perth, according to the latest government monitoring.
Ammonia air pollution risk as Scotland’s dairy herds grow
The growing size Scotland’s dairy herds could boost ammonia gas pollution, which contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, experts have warned.
Revealed: the intensive farms polluting Scotland with ammonia
Intensive farms are polluting Scotland with increasing amounts of ammonia gas that contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, according to figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Bus firm failure to cut toxic fumes branded ‘disgrace’
Glasgow's biggest bus company is ignoring an £8 million Scottish Government fund to stop toxic exhaust fumes polluting city streets.