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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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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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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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OPINION: Clean Air Day has potential to go further, says Paths for All chief

Ian Findlay is Chief Officer of Paths for All, Scotland’s walking charity which partners with 30 national organisations and aims to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland. Here he argues the case for Clean…

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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 awareness and encourage people to ditch their cars. The date – Thursday, June 21 – is geared…

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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 government have been accused of squandering a “missed…

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‘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 bumping of gums and stroking of chins as to what such a move could ‘really’ achieve. How could a piece…

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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 in Scotland, after a new amendment to a Bill going through parliament was agreed. Scottish Greens Rural Communities spokesperson John Finnie MSP argued that funds…

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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 was hailed for a commitment to ensuring at least half of Scotland’s power needs comes from renewable sources by 2030….

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Forest Enterprise Scotland offers new roles for Modern Apprentices

FOREST Enterprise Scotland says it is on the hunt for eight new Modern Apprentices to begin a career with them in forestry. New recruits will learn forestry skills ranging from tree planting, felling and forest surveying right through to organising…

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Hywind Scotland is world’s first floating windfarm … fuelling a revolution in renewables

A NEW energy revolution is born with the official opening of the world’s first floating windfarm.

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Wind generated more than double Scotland’s electricity needs on Monday as WWF Scotland pushes case for Warm Homes Bill

WIND generated enough electricity to power seven million homes on Monday – more than double Scotland’s entire needs. Data released today shows 86,467MWH of electricity was supplied to the national grid as gusts of up to 86mph hit the country….

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Climate Change Bill for Scotland ‘lacks credibility’ and must be strengthened says UK Committee on Climate Change

THE SCOTTISH Government’s proposed Climate Change Bill lacks credibility, a leading independent body claims today. The influential UK Committee on Climate Change warns that unless strengthened, the new Bill will fail to do enough to meet its strategic obligations towards…

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Recycle Week 2017 kicks off with rugby star Stuart Hogg calling on Scots to try harder to convert their waste habits

RUGBY legend Stuart Hogg has kicked off efforts to get more Scots recycling ahead of the nation’s annual awareness week which begins next Monday. The Glasgow Warriors ace has teamed up with Zero Waste Scotland ahead of Recycle Week taking…

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Surfers Against Sewage deposit return scheme petition hails Scotland for showing real bottle

CAMPAIGNERS Surfers Against Sewage have called on the UK government to follow Scotland’s lead and introduce a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. They presented a 38 Degrees petition a quarter of a million names strong to the Prime Minister…

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John Duncan’s wild Scotland time

GORGEOUS and stunning. A new film shot from the air capturing stunning Scottish scenery produced by @johnduncanfilm See more beautiful examples of John’s work at his website.

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