Hilton bans plastic bottles and straws with pledge to cut water consumption

HOTEL giants Hilton have announced it will remove plastic straws from its 650 strong portfolio of properties by the end of this year. It claims it will also cuts its global impact on the environment in half by…

Environment

Hilton bans plastic bottles and straws with pledge to cut water consumption

HOTEL giants Hilton have announced it will remove plastic straws from its 650 strong portfolio of properties by the end of this year. It claims it will also cuts its global impact…

Mountain of rubbish cleared from Handa Island Wildlife Reserve

IT'S a rare beauty spot, worth the effort to get to. Most go to enjoy the wildlife and breath in the clear air. But volunteers have had to clear a mountain of…

Monsanto Bayer mega merger opposition from Soil Association campaigners

THE Soil Association has stepped up its opposition against the so-called 'Baysanto' mega-merger between agri giants Monsanto and Bayer. It comes after the £45billion deal was given the nod by the US…

Politics

Church of Scotland General Assembly debates call to divest from fossil fuels

THE Church of Scotland is to debate its position on divesting from companies driving climate change tomorrow. Its General Assembly in Edinburgh will…

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…

Coming Up

Friends of the Earth workshops and Not Without us screening dates released

FRIENDS of the Earth Scotland are staging a series of workshops to help people learn how to be more effective campaigners. They will…

Permaculture Scotland publishes line-up for gathering in June

PERMACULTURE Scotland's 2018 Gathering and Conference will take place in Fife. Delegates will attend the event near St Andrews from Friday June 1…

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

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…

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…

Energy

Offshore wind farm push as Crown Estate Scotland opens up seabed lease

A NEW generation of wind farms off the coast of Scotland is being proposed to help meet the country's energy…

Friends of the Earth Scotland appeal for help in funding INEOS legal action on fracking

FRIENDS of the Earth Scotland has started a crowdsourcing campaign for donations as it looks to face down fracking firm…

Friends of the Earth Scotland move to face frackers Ineos in court challenge

ECO campaigners have thrown their support behind the Scottish Government as it faces being sued over its fracking ban by…

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

Scottish Water chief highlights changes in environment as key to future planning

IT had a closing group balance last year approaching £430bn, supplies vital services to 2.5m homes and 156,000 businesses, and tackles controversy…

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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