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Don’t be ‘silent assassins’ drivers urged 

Ten times as many people are killed by fumes in the air than road traffic accidents; now a new campaign is aiming to improve Scotland’s air quality. In Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, levels of toxic chemicals in the air are … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s bid for low emission zone 

Edinburgh is to bid to have Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone to tackle air pollution. Councillors have agreed to approach the Scottish government, which has said it will fund one pilot by 2018. Lorries, vans and buses which did not … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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Air pollution on Scots streets ‘causing public health crisis’ 

Air pollution is causing a public health crisis in Scotland, environmental campaigners have said with five new “pollutions zones” declared over the last year. Friends of the Earth Scotland analysed data which it said looked at the country’s dirtiest streets. … Continue reading

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UK government accused of pursuing ‘gimmicks’ to tackle air pollution 

Green lawyers criticise government after it emerged experts were commissioned to explore whether high-tech paint could reduce NO2 levels Lawyers have accused the government of pursuing gimmicks to tackle illegal air pollution, after it emerged experts were asked to examine … Continue reading

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Scotland’s most-polluted streets revealed amid call for cleaner air 

A list of Scotland’s most-polluted streets shows more must be done to improve air quality, campaigners say. Friends of the Earth Scotland said the list showed many streets are still failing to meet safety standards, meaning the Scottish Government could … Continue reading

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Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution 

World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion The World Health Organisation has issued a stark new warning about deadly levels of pollution in many of the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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Air pollution: UK environment ministers face court action within weeks 

Law firm ClientEarth says it will seek urgent court action because of the risk to people’s lives from dangerous emissions UK environment ministers will be taken to court within weeks to make them speed up plans to reduce dangerous urban … Continue reading

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