Shell UK and ExxonMobile served with final warning by SEPA over ‘noise, vibration and black smoke’ from flaring  

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency has served final warning letters on petrochemical companies ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd and Shell UK Limited. They were issued with Final Warning Letters following "an enhanced unplanned flaring event" at the Mossmorran complex in Fife during June 2017. However it…

Environment

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 said SEPA was challenging itself to "step up to the…

South Ayrshire Council in pledge to ban single use plastics by 2022

SOUTH Ayrshire Council says it wants to ban single use plastics in its area within four years - with plastic straws first on their hit list. They will also look at a…

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…

Politics

People in Scotland ‘have a right to clean air’, Mark Ruskell MSP to tell Holyrood

THE Scottish Government will be challenged to "step up" to tackle air pollution in Scotland. Scottish Greens MPS Mark Ruskell will confront ministers…

Patrick Harvie puts Scottish Greens on notice to fight for place in Europe

MAYBE it was fitting, perhaps even a sign. But as the Clyde’s salty expanse was sprayed at pace up and over the quay…

Coming Up

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to deliver keynote speech at All-Energy conference

SCOTLAND'S First Minister Nicola Sturgeon us expected to deliver the main address to more than 7000 delegates attending what is being billed as…

Friends of the Earth Scotland hold Spring Activist Gathering this Saturday

FRIENDS of the Earth Scotland are holding their Spring Activist Gathering in Glasgow this weekend. The event is aimed at both seasoned campaigners…

Transport

Air pollution is creating a ‘public health emergency’, says FOE Scotland

SCOTLAND'S environmental ambitions will come under scrutiny at Holyrood today. Politicians will debate the nation's…

GlowRide marks Edinburgh’s new status as Scotland’s first 20mph city

A THREE mile glow in the dark bike ride has marked Edinburgh's pioneering new speed…

In Full: The Scottish Environment LINK resignation letter from CAFSGG

TWO leading experts have quit the Scottish government's clean air strategy team over Glasgow's low…

Forestry

Innovation for Change line-up revealed by Institute of Chartered Foresters

A MAJOR conference looking at innovation in the UK's forestry and aboriculture has revealed details…

Carron Valley groups get go ahead for community woodland transfer

FOREST Enterprise Scotland has approved plans to transfer land to create a new community woodland in…

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…

Energy

Shell UK and ExxonMobile served with final warning by SEPA over ‘noise, vibration and black smoke’ from flaring  

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency has served final warning letters on petrochemical companies ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd and Shell UK Limited. They were issued…

Winds of change at Scottish Renewables as new chair and vice-chair appointed

SCOTTISH Renewables have appointed a new chairman and vice-chairman as the sector gears up for new challenges ahead. Rob Forrest,…

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to deliver keynote speech at All-Energy conference

SCOTLAND'S First Minister Nicola Sturgeon us expected to deliver the main address to more than 7000 delegates attending what is…

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

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

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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