Tag Archives: Scotland

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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Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test 

Drivers of polluting vehicles will have their emissions tracked next week in the first use of laser-based roadside technology in Scotland, The Scotsman has learned. A busy junction in North Lanarkshire will be used to test the device, which analyses … Continue reading

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Which cities have the worst air pollution levels in the world?

Air pollution hit the headlines earlier this week after it was reported that levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for a brief period on Monday. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), London is just a … 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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Glasgow breaches WHO air pollution safety levels 

Glasgow has been named among 11 urban areas in the UK and Ireland which have breached air pollution safety levels. The city featured in the data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The health body warned poor air quality … Continue reading

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Air pollution warnings issued as UK temperatures set to soar 

Hot weekend means people with lung or heart problems should avoid outdoor strenuous activity, warns Defra The government has issued air pollution warnings as temperatures are set to climb towards 27C (more than 80F) in south-east England and the Midlands … Continue reading

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Air pollution could be killing 2500 people a year in Scotland

New research estimates that air pollution is responsible for 2500 deaths a year in Scotland. A report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has shown that 40,000 deaths are attributable to … 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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