Supermarkets urged to stop stocking plastic straws
SNP MSP calls for an end to single-use plastic straws ahead of Holyrood debate
SNP MSP Kate Forbes has written to all supermarket chains urging them to follow suit after Asda’s announcement this week that it will become the first supermarket chain in the UK to stop stocking single-use plastic straws by 2018.
“Improving air quality is a social justice issue”, public health experts say
Experts and campaigners say Low Emission Zones must be part of wider strategy to address air pollution “health crisis”
A SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT consultation on Low Emission Zones closed this week, and environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth (FOE) Scotland have been joined by Health Protection Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Population Health in backing the policy as part of a broader, comprehensive approach to reducing air pollution.
Charities hold SNP and Green councillors to 'green pledges' as new era dawns in Glasgow
Glasgow could be on track to welcome Scotland's first Low Emission Zone, after voters elected a clear majority of councillors in favour
SCOTLAND’S ENVIRONMENTAL CHARITIES have called on both SNP and Scottish Green councillors elected to Glasgow’s city council to fulfil their manifesto promises for making the city Scotland’s first ‘Low Emission Zone’ (LEZ).
Stop Climate Chaos: 'Slashing air passenger duty is unnecessary with record flight numbers'
Record high flights illustrates folly in unfunded tax cut plan
With flight traffic soaring and record numbers of passengers using major airports a planned half a billion tax cut for the industry is "utterly unnecessary", climate change campaigners have claimed.
New Transport Scotland national statistics identified over 24.1m air terminal passengers in Scotland for 2014, an increase of over one million on the previous year.
.@FoEScot warn that Scotland is motoring towards more air pollution
Record car journeys and static active travel raises health fears
A FAILURE to change Scotland's modes of transport is contributing to high toxic pollution and an unhealthy society, according to environmental campaigners.
Friends of the Earth Scotland have raised concerns over the latest transportation statistics, which found a record 44.8bn km of road travel in 2014 - enough to travel round the earth over one million times.
Race against time as #COP21 aims for legally binding climate obligations
Questions of who should pay for the crisis dominate conference
REPRESENTATIVES of 147 nations are in Paris hoping to reach an agreement on global climate targets, days after a report suggested 2015 was the warmest year on record by far.
Follow Paris: Make public transport free until spike in air pollution subsides, environmentalists say
Air pollution kills more than 2,000 people every year in Scotland
A SPIKE in air pollution in Scotland to a three-year high across much of central and north-east Scotland has led to calls by environmentalists to follow the example of Paris by making public transport free until the quality of air improves.
Oil company to sue Scottish Government over pollution claims
Motorway land purchase opens ministers to legal challenge
ESSO Petroleum, the trading name of one of the world's largest oil companies, will take the Scottish Government to court relating to chemical contamination on its West Street Glasgow site.
The firm claims that hazardous chemicals were released as part of the M74 motorway extension, which then flowed onto the neighbouring Esso site.
The Scottish Government sought to dismiss the claim, but Court of Session judge Lord Docherty has given the case a green light to proceed.