Author Archives: Emilia Hanna

Low Emission Zones could help ensure our right to clean air

We can’t see it, but air pollution continues to plague Scotland’s busiest places. Two tiers of legal protections – both Scottish standards and European law – are being broken years after a deadline. There are 38 designated Pollution Zones across … Continue reading

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5 ideas to help Scotland leave the car behind

Our air pollution problem is mainly caused by traffic and our unhealthy relationship with the car, a relationship which the Scottish Government has fostered by spending millions every year on building new trunk roads and motorways, is creating a culture … Continue reading

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Care about Clean Air, Walking and Cycling? Then save these dates…

Spring is about to Spring, and there are plenty of exciting walking and cycling events around the corner. Here are three for your diary…. (1) Saturday 5th March, all day event, Free Walking and Cycling Campaign Training in Glasgow – … Continue reading

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Why we need to get active on air pollution

On Sunday we released our list of the most polluted streets in Scotland with St John’s Road in Edinburgh and Hope Street in Glasgow changing places at the top of this roll of shame. In our analysis we looked at … Continue reading

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Glasgow community groups need your help to tackle air pollution in the city

Action Hillhead  and Glasgow University Climate Action Society are calling for urgent action to tackle air pollution on Byres Road and beyond through a new petition. If you are a Glasgow resident, please sign the petition now. The Byres Road/Dumbarton Road Pollution … Continue reading

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Clean air strategy needs sharpening up in Parliament debate

The newly launched “Cleaner Air for Scotland” Strategy claims that it will ensure Scotland has the cleanest air in Europe. But it does not spell out what impact its 43 proposed actions will have on air quality and the actions … Continue reading

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7 things we learned from the Supreme Court’s air pollution judgment

The Supreme Court has ordered the UK Government to draw up new air pollution plans by in the culmination of a legal battle brought by environmental campaigners ClientEarth against the Government for breaking air quality laws. Glasgow was specifically named … Continue reading

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UK Government Spouts a lot of Hot Air in Nitrogen Dioxide Case

The environmental lawyers (pictured below) argued that the UK Government is breaking European law because it did not achieve safe levels of Nitrogen Dioxide by 2010, and because it failed to apply for a time extension to the 2010 deadline in … Continue reading

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More ludicrous than lycra: stuck in the 80s

I never thought that trying to save the world would involve donning blue eye-shadow, woolly leg warmers, and blindingly bright 1980s gear! Thanks to Friends of the Earth Scotland’s recent ‘video-shoot’ stunt, it did. Saturday canadian viagra morning saw a … Continue reading

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Valuable work experience as an intern

Last December, I graduated with a Masters in Environmental Law, but felt unemployable. What I needed was some hands-on work experience where I could see what environmental campaigners do, and have a go at campaigning myself. Continue reading

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