OPINION: ‘We haven’t even scratched the surface of decarbonising’

Here Claire Mack, the chief executive of Scottish Renewables, previews the Low Carbon Cities conference happening in Edinburgh on February 20. "Almost a quarter of the world’s population lives in cities, and that figure is growing. The interactions…

Environment

Hebridean Celtic Festival celebrates its environmental connections with award

IT'S the first Celtic Connections weekend of the year in Glasgow, a time for the dear green place to bask in the glow of music, carousing and friendships. Yet it's the event's…

May fails to follow Scotland’s lead in fight against plastics as Greenpeace hit out

IT WAS supposed to be a bold signal of change - a pledge for the UK to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Instead the Prime Minister Theresa May and her Tory…

Two thirds of kerbside rubbish could be recycled shock new report reveals

TWO-thirds of waste thrown into landfill bins by Scottish households could be recycled, damning new figures show. A new Zero Waste Scotland report - The Composition of Household Waste at the Kerbside - shows…

Politics

Edinburgh University agrees to axe fossil fuel investments within three years

CAMPAIGNERS demanding University of Edinburgh stop investing in fossil fuels claimed victory tonight after the institution agreed. The university Court said it would…

Scottish environment minister challenges Michael Gove to show some bottle

ENVIRONMENT minister Roseanna Cunningham tonight challenged the UK government to match Scotland's commitment over a plastic bottle deposit return scheme. Speaking at Scotland…

Coming Up

OPINION: ‘We haven’t even scratched the surface of decarbonising’

Here Claire Mack, the chief executive of Scottish Renewables, previews the Low Carbon Cities conference happening in Edinburgh on February 20. "Almost a…

Earth Hour 2018 takes place on March 24 announce organisers

THE annual Earth Hour event will take place on March 24 this year with communities joining in at 8.30pm their local time. It…

Transport

CalMac latest to start phasing out single use plastics across its fleet

FERRY operators CalMac says it will review the use of disposable single use plastics and…

CalMac urged to follow NorthLink plastic pledge on ferries as campaign rolls on

THEY sail some of the most beautiful waters in the world, island hopping from idyllic…

DAMNED: New data shows ‘health crisis’ with street air pollution still at illegal levels

FRIENDS of the Earth Scotland have released new data showing how the public are being…

Forestry

Exotic trees putting Caledonian pine at risk says new study by scientists

SCIENTISTS are calling for some non indigenous trees to be removed from forests in Scotland…

Native Scottish species added to the UK National Tree Seed Project vaults

A CHARITY says it is helping secure the future of Scotland's native trees by giving…

Forestry funds to be reinvested in sector after amendment to Bill is agreed

ALL money raised from Scotland's National Forestry Estate will be reinvested in the industry here…

Energy

‘Desperate’ INEOS seek fracking ban review as company on course to lose ‘millions’

FURIOUS campaigners tonight branded multi-national gas firm  INEOS "desperate" as the company set about launching an expected legal challenge over…

‘Put Scotland on the path to a zero-carbon future and build on Climate Change Bill’

A LITTLE over years have passed since the first Scottish Climate Change Act was passed. Yet even then  there was…

Give climate change plan ‘teeth’ Scottish ministers warned ahead of deadline

ENVIRONMENTAL groups are calling on the Scottish Government to ensure next month's final Climate Change Plan is given "teeth". Holyrood…

Get Involved

Call time on plastic drinking straws says MSP Kate Forbes as campaign launches

IT'S not unusual. You go into a bar, a cafe or somewhere else and ask…

Spotlight

Streets for People and Woodside Mini-Holland active travel projects among pioneering schemes to share £22.5m funding

INVERNESS, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh are to share in £22.5million of funding to pay for five so-called ‘active travel’ plans for everyday…

Video

Scottish Green Party co-convenor Maggie Chapman says Robert Mugabe reversal good news for human rights

#SGPConf SCOTTISH Green co-convenor Maggie Chapman said stripping Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe of his role as a goodwill ambassador for the World…

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