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COP26 will change the world – it has to

Scotland won’t just be the host nation, we will be the nation that shows the world how it can be done.

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Rig Rebellion: XR Scotland blockade oil giants Shell’s HQ in Aberdeen

as bushfires caused by climate change choked Australia, Shell celebrated the discovery of a huge new gas field off the coast of Western Australia.”

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WATCH: David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet – Official Trailer

Netflix and WWF have released the first look at Sir David Attenborough’s new movie length documentary. In their official promo material, WWF said; “In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places…

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Witness Statement: 93-year-old Sir David Attenborough warns humans have ‘overrun’ planet

Our planet is headed for disaster .. if we act now, we can yet put it right

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Engineers’ report warns of clothes fibres from wash entering food chain

Experts are warning the way people wash their clothes needs to change to prevent plastic getting into the food chain. A report issued by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests as many as 700,000 microscopic fibres may their way into…

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WEATHER CRISIS: ‘Heatwaves like these threaten to kill thousands every year’

SCOTLAND is enduring its warmest summer on record, according to climate change campaigners. They say the unprecedented upsurge in readings, allied to the crisis in mainland Europe and beyond, indicates that the killer heatwave’s death toll across the continent and…

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Can Edinburgh really deliver a breath of fresh air for its citizens? This says yes ..

THE first hint of something big to come emerged in June. Just a throwaway line, and an otherwise seemingly innocuous survey. But it raised the question – could Edinburgh city centre be destined for a car free future? And while…

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Plastic Free Communities and free water stations proposed for cleaner Capital

COUNCIL chiefs in Edinburgh want to create so called Plastic Free Communities in its drive against waste pollution.  They would sit within a range of measures including the development of a new litter prevention action plan. Moves towards upping the…

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Humpbacks and Minke among whale species spotted as survey enters final weekend

SEA Watch Foundation are calling for help for the final weekend of their latest National Whale and Dolphin Watch which concludes this weekend. The event – which began on July 28 – records sightings of whales, dolphins and porpoises the…

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Extreme weather events to be captured by new Scots linked satellite network

SCIENTISTS in Edinburgh are part of a team behind a new satellite based system they say will help improve monitoring and forecasting of extreme weather events and natural disasters anywhere in the world. The newly formed International Center for Earth…

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Forest Enterprise Scotland orders emergency tree felling over killer disease

AN outbreak of a deadly tree killing disease will see part of one of Scotland’s best loved forests closed next month as experts try to contain its spread. Dog walkers, tourists and trekkers are also being urged to take preventative…

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The VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

FORTY Scots businesses judged to be tackling environmental issues and challenges have been shortlisted for this year’s VIBES awards.  The VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards will take place on November 14 at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow. The finalists…

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Tory government faces pressure over onshore wind farms after new poll

THE UK government is under increasing pressure to include onshore wind farms in its evolving energy strategy. It comes after a new poll – including 69% of those who identified themselves as being traditionally Conservative voters – said they supported…

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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 up applications…

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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” funds. The remark, from campaigners Operation Noah, come just two months after the Church of Scotland’s General…

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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 edge of the Pentland Hills in Edinburgh. It…

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Organic Ayrshire milk farmer shows bottle with plastic free crowdfunding bid

AN Ayrshire farmer who wants to turn his organic dairy plastic free has launched a crowdfunding appeal to try and make it happen. And Bryce Cunningham is already a quarter if the way towards his £10,000 target. He hopes it…

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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 equivalent to 69% of the nation’s electricity consumption. In all renewables generated 25,166 GWh – up 27% on 2016 and…

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Scottish Government must do more on environment in farming claim Greens

SCOTTISH Government ministers should do more to encourage farmers to invest in looking after the environment, rival politicians have claimed. The Scottish Greens criticised the SNP administration over what it says is a lack of vision in the  latest agriculture…

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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 a bid to clean-up air quality. City of Edinburgh Council Transport Convener Lesley Macinnes announced the plans as it celebrated its first Clean Air Day….

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