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 get to grips with its air pollution crisis, in a move environmental groups say they would support.  The idea - first floated by…

Environment

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…

Scottish Government’s draft climate Bill slated by environmentalists as ‘timid’

DISAPPOINTING. Timid. Just some of the words used to express the complete and utter frustration sweeping through the environmental lobby today as the Scottish Government stood accused of choking over its draft…

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…

Politics

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

THE Church of Scotland has narrowly voted against calls to divest from companies driving climate change tomorrow. Its General Assembly in Edinburgh discussed…

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

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…

Marine Conservation Society challenges people to go without plastic for July

THE MARINE Conservation Society has launched its annual challenge urging people to go plastic free for the month of July. Their 'Plastic Challenge'…

Transport

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

Scotland’s largest solar farm gets the go-ahead in Energy Consent Unit first

SCOTLAND'S largest ever solar farm has been given the go-ahead. Elgin Energy has been granted planning permission for a 50MW…

Shall we tell the President? Wind turbines Donald Trump tried to ban complete. Period.

IT may be a small victory over a climate change denier like Donald Trump. But seeing the final turbine installed…

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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