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Almost a third of Scotland’s streets have higher levels of toxic particle air pollution than they did before the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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 companies operating across Scotland have been criticised for cutting 'essential' bus routes despite receiving almost £300m in public money.
Air pollution from exhaust fumes has increased on streets in Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Falkirk and Perth, according to the latest government monitoring.
The growing size Scotland’s dairy herds could boost ammonia gas pollution, which contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, experts have warned.
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.
Glasgow's biggest bus company is ignoring an £8 million Scottish Government fund to stop toxic exhaust fumes polluting city streets.