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UK accused of trying to undermine EU air pollution targets 

Leaked papers reveal that Tory MEPs were told to support a ‘get-out clause’ in proposed new Europe-wide laws The British government has been accused of trying to secretly undermine new EU air pollution targets in favour of big business, as … Continue reading

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The deadly toll of city smog 

In mid-January 2016 a three-day smog covered London, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. January used to be a peak month for pea-souper smogs. Between 1952 and 1962 these killed nearly 15,000 Londoners and many people in other cities including Glasgow and … 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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Scottish Parliament debates air pollution 

The Scottish Parliament will debate air pollution today, for the first time since the publication of the Scottish Government’s Air Quality Strategy. The Scottish Government was required by the UK Supreme Court to produce the strategy after the UK failed … Continue reading

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Improvements in Glasgow air pollution levels

Glasgow is revoking a city-wide air quality management plan after a major improvement in pollution levels. The city council declared the whole of Glasgow an air quality management area in 2012 after targets were exceeded. The authority said tests had … Continue reading

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Glasgow’s Hope Street ranked second most polluted street in Scotland 

A street in the Edinburgh has been named Scotland’s most polluted, according to new figures. The news comes as protesters who live around St John’s Road in Corstorphine move to oppose a new supermarket planed for the suburb. Friends of … Continue reading

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18 areas in UK exceed safe nitrogen dioxide levels, reports GMB 

The GMB is calling for action on nitrogen dioxide levels as a new study finds that roadside workers including street cleaners and parking enforcement staff are being exposed to unsafe levels of the pollutant The study measured 2015 NO2 levels … Continue reading

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UK Government faces Supreme Court hearing over Glasgow’s illegal air pollution

Environmental group ClientEarth is taking the UK Government to court over illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide in Glasgow and 15 other British cities and regions, in breach of EU limits. This week’s hearing is the culmination of a four-year battle … Continue reading

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