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.
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.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is facing criticisms for paying a consultant nearly £1,000 a day for 66 days to head its new specialist enforcement unit.
A Perthshire poultry firm which made headlines last year following a food safety scandal has been given more than £1.3 million by the Scottish Government.
Locals report that the Mossmorran plant burns off gas for several days and nights in a row, with noise, vibration and light pollution invading people’s homes.
More than 300 industrial sites across Scotland - including a host of well-known names - have been named and shamed.
Eight beaches across Scotland officially condemned as "poor" because their polluted bathing waters make people sick have been given prizes for "good water quality" by the government-backed charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful.