WEATHER CRISIS: ‘Heatwaves like these threaten to kill thousands every year’

SCOTLAND is enduring its warmest summer on record, according to climate change campaigners. They say the unprecedented upsurge in readings, allied to the crisis in mainland Europe and beyond, indicates that the killer heatwave's death toll across the…

Environment

WEATHER CRISIS: ‘Heatwaves like these threaten to kill thousands every year’

SCOTLAND is enduring its warmest summer on record, according to climate change campaigners. They say the unprecedented upsurge in readings, allied to the crisis in mainland Europe and beyond, indicates that the…

Plastic Free Communities and free water stations proposed for cleaner Capital

COUNCIL chiefs in Edinburgh want to create so called Plastic Free Communities in its drive against waste pollution.  They would sit within a range of measures including the development of a new…

The VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

FORTY Scots businesses judged to be tackling environmental issues and challenges have been shortlisted for this year's VIBES awards.  The VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards will take place on November 14…

Politics

INEOS fracking license for central belt is extended

ENVIRONMENT campaigners have hit out after it emerged a fracking license for central Scotland has been renewed for a year. It comes as…

Operation Noah says ‘unethical’ for churches to profit from fossil fuel investments

THE CHURCH of England has voted to divest from fossil fuels as those religious groups who don't were accused of profiting from "unethical"…

Coming Up

The VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

FORTY Scots businesses judged to be tackling environmental issues and challenges have been shortlisted for this year's VIBES awards.  The VIBES – Scottish…

Sea Watch Foundation calls for help in annual whale watch count

THE Sea Watch Foundation are calling for help in tracking the UK's whale population during a nine-day audit. The charity, which works to to…

Transport

Can Edinburgh really deliver a breath of fresh air for its citizens? This says yes ..

THE first hint of something big to come emerged in June. Just a throwaway line,…

Edinburgh takes huge step towards a car free capital with clean-air pledge

SCOTLAND'S capital city could stage regular vehicle free days on Edinburgh's streets as part of…

COMMENT: Clean Air Day has potential to go further, says Paths for All chief

Ian Findlay is Chief Officer of Paths for All, Scotland’s walking charity which partners with…

Forestry

Forest Enterprise Scotland orders emergency tree felling over killer disease

AN outbreak of a deadly tree killing disease will see part of one of Scotland's…

Search is on to discover where Scotland’s Tree of the Year 2018 will be

THE HUNT for Scotland's Tree of the Year 2018 is underway after The Woodlands Trust…

Branching Out hits milestone of forests helping people cope with mental health

A PROJECT that uses Scotland's woodlands to help ease mental health issues is celebrating its…

Energy

Tory government faces pressure over onshore wind farms after new poll

THE UK government is under increasing pressure to include onshore wind farms in its evolving energy strategy. It comes after…

Scottish ministers must do more to get renewables to market says WWF Scotland

SCOTLAND had a record year for renewable energy in 2017, Scottish Government data has revealed. It said renewable power was…

Ineos and Scottish Tories prepare to take on Holyrood after losing ‘fracking’ case

PETROCHEMICAL giants Ineos will look to test Scotland's current stance on fracking in the planning process -after seeing their appeal…

Get Involved

Urgent campaign launched by Friends of the Earth Scotland as country’s first LEZ falls-short

FRIENDS of the Earth Scotland have hit out at Glasgow City Council after it published…

Spotlight

New renewables generation steps up to inspire at awards ceremony

AMID the swish of the kilts, the twirl of the gowns and awkwardness of nerves there was something else stirring at the…

Video

SEPA launches consultation over whisky, landfill and metals sectors

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency has launched a major consultation to drive how it shapes new environmental regulations. It's CEO Terry A'Hearn…

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