The growing size Scotland’s dairy herds could boost ammonia gas pollution, which contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, experts have warned.
Nearly 200 fish farms are allowed to use a carcinogenic chemical called formaldehyde which is used to embalm corpses.
Ten popular bathing waters around the southern Scottish coastline are so badly contaminated with human and animal faeces that they are a danger to public health.
Caged salmon farms are being investigated by the Scottish Government’s green watchdog for allegedly breaching regulations designed to protect the environment.
The oil giant, ExxonMobil, could face prosecution after emergency flaring from its Mossmorran plant in Fife was branded “unacceptable” by the Scottish Government’s environment watchdog.
The Scottish Government has backed a bid by the Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, to resist tough new restrictions on noise pollution from flaring.
Aberdeenshire Council is being urged to scrap plans for a new waste incinerator with warnings that it could be harmful to public health, the environment and the local economy.
Scotland’s failure to ban waste dumping could give England a “£100 million landfill tax gift”, an industry body is warning.
Scottish ministers have the power to halt plans to dump nuclear waste on Aboriginal land in Australia which could breach human rights, according to government advisors.