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 the Scottish Government draws up long term strategies for the practice, after effectively tying them…

Environment

International Bog Day celebration to be held at The Red Moss in Balerno

THE Scottish Wildlife Trust will be holding events to celebrate International Bog Day later this month.  SWT''s Lothians Group is hosting an open day at Red Moss of Balerno reserve on the…

Scots student to research micro plastic pollution in the Arctic

A  PhD student from University of Strathclyde is part of a team that will examine the extent of micro-plastic pollution in the Arctic. Steve Allen, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering working…

Scottish Government hits climate change quota but urged to speed up target zero

THE Scottish Government has met its annual statutory climate change targets for the third year running. But environmental groups say it is proof they should step up efforts to aim for zero…

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

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…

Clean Air Day 2018 events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to include major road closures

GLASGOW and Edinburgh are to mark Clean Air Day later this month with a series of road closures and events designed to raise…

Transport

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…

Glasgow City Council challenged to stand up for citizen health with LEZ decision

GLASGOW could push ahead with plans for a 'congestion charge' as the city struggles to…

Forestry

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…

Scottish Forestry creation at highest level since 2001, says Rural Economy minister

SCOTTISH forestry creation is now at its highest level in 17 years, the Rural Economy…

Energy

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…

UK Government told to back land based renewables for Onshore Wind Week

SCOTLAND'S renewables sector remains 'locked out' of realising its full potential because the UK Government still won't recognise the importance…

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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