Category Archives: Air Pollution

Let’s be climate leaders in 2017

Many people would rather forget 2016 and its catalogue of mistakes, disasters and deaths. On the environment, we saw US President-Elect Trump start a witch hunt of climate scientists and propose putting climate sceptics and oil executives in charge of … Continue reading

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Fight Fracking for a Fossil Free Future

As I write this I’m about to head for the UN climate conference in Marrakech, where countries are supposed to be agreeing on the actions that will deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement, signed last December. A key … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

We’ve lots of great events coming up soon so we’ve gathered them all in one place to make sure you don’t miss out! Campaigning for “Clean Air Neighbourhoods”: Training Workshop Saturday 8 October 2016 | 10:00 to 16:00 Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, … Continue reading

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Will there be change in the air after Brexit?

The seismic shocks after the earthquake of the EU referendum are showing no signs of easing, with the UK’s political parties in a mess, and Sturgeon here in Scotland exploring options to deliver on the Scottish people’s mandate to stay … Continue reading

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EU departure means a tough fight to protect our environment

In 1993 the Norwegian Environment Minister called John Gummer, the UK Environment Secretary, a drittsekk – a shitbag– because of the massive impact on Scandinavian lakes and forest of acid rain caused by emissions from British power stations. In the … 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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Closure of Longannet signals the end of fossil fuels

When the steam turbines at Longannet power station cease to turn some time tomorrow there will be no coal being burnt for electricity production anywhere in Scotland for the first time in at least 115 years. For a country which virtually invented … 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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Wheels fall off air pollution scam

News that Volkswagen has been tricking regulators about the amount of pollution its cars caused horrified the world this week and should remind the Scottish Government that when it comes to tackling air pollution, the focus should be on reducing … Continue reading

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