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Scotland set for heavy rain amid soaring temperatures

Scots planning to spend the weekend basking in the glorious sunshine are set for a rude awakening after the Met Office issued a weather warning for heavy rain throughout Saturday. A Yellow warning is in place for the whole of Scotland, the North of Engla

Scotsman, yesterday, 13:07
 
New poll shows British voters want a government that cares about the environment - of course they do!

New poll shows British voters want a government that cares about the environment - of course they do!

As the leaders of the G7 meet in Italy this weekend and Donald Trump tries to work out whether he's going to pull his country out of the Paris Agreement or not, the latest new polling shows that the British public are firmly behind two vital pieces of cl

The Ecologist, yesterday, 09:52
 

Scotland’s weather: Scots bask in record mini-heatwave

Scots are being urged to bask in a record-breaking mini-heatwave while they can as cooler temperatures and thunderstorms are set to move in towards the end of the bank holiday weekend. The mercury soared in locations across the country yesterday as Aboyn

Scotsman, Thursday, 19:42
 

Scotland’s weather: Edinburgh hotter than Canary Islands

SKYROCKETING temperatures in the capital are set to make Edinburgh warmer than Cape Town and Lanzarote over the bank holiday weekend, as Scotland prepares for its hottest May temperatures in five years. The city was bathed in warm sunshine as the mercury

Scotsman, Thursday, 16:40
 

Scottish peatland restoration wins £26,000 funding boost

A peatland restoration project in the far north of Scotland is among a group of international initiatives selected to receive funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). The scheme, run by RSPB Scotland, will receive nearly £26,000

Scotsman, Thursday, 13:38
 
EFSA dismissed glyphosate cancer study after unsupported 'viral infection' slur of ex-EPA official

EFSA dismissed glyphosate cancer study after unsupported 'viral infection' slur of ex-EPA official

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been accused of excluding from its glyphosate assessment a key study only because of a negative comment by a former US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) official. The former US EPA official, Jess Rowland, i

The Ecologist, Thursday, 12:37
 

Leader comment: New pride of the Clyde

The tree, and the bird, and the fish, and the bell. These four symbols are, of course, found on the City of Glasgow coat of arms. The fish is often said to be a salmon in the story of St Mungo, who sent a monk to catch a fish in the Clyde. As every Glasw

Scotsman, Thursday, 06:09
 

Salmon return to the Clyde as water quality improves

Glasgow’s River Clyde is now far less polluted than it used to be, with water quality improving and fish returning to areas that they have been unable to access for decades, according to monitoring work carried out by Scotland’s environmental regulator.

Scotsman, Thursday, 06:09
 

Dutch scientists study plastic pollution in Scottish seas

A team of international researchers has sailed to Scotland to analyse levels of plastic pollution affecting wildlife in and around the North Sea. Researchers from the Dutch environmental group By the Ocean We Unite will be sampling water, beach sediment,

Scotsman, Wednesday, 17:18
 

Beaches makeover in Highlands finds Soviet-era tin cans

TWO scenic beaches north of Ullapool in the North West Highlands have been treated to a massive clean-up by almost 50 volunteers. More than 300 bags of rubbish were gathered from two beaches at Dun Canna – enough to fill a 25 cubic metre skip. Most of th

Scotsman, Wednesday, 15:42
 
Whitehall's fracking science failure: shale gas really is worse for climate than coal

Whitehall's fracking science failure: shale gas really is worse for climate than coal

As the Conservative Manifesto portends a planning 'free for all' for shale gas, Talk Fracking launches its new report demonstrating the flaws in the Government's case on fracking and climate change. The Government's case - detailed in the Mackay-Stone re

The Ecologist, Wednesday, 11:33
 
Palm oil engulfs Colombia's 'mountains of the jaguar'

Palm oil engulfs Colombia's 'mountains of the jaguar'

Palm oil monoculture is expanding in the Montes de María mountains in Colombia, generating protests among communities who are left without lands. Today it is almost impossible to see a jaguar in Montes de María, an environment where the jungle has been f

The Ecologist, Tuesday, 16:40
 

Edinburgh and Glasgow square up over first Low Emission Zone

GLASGOW has insisted it will beat Edinburgh to secure Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ) – but the Capital isn’t going to give up that easily. As the battle for cleaner air continues, Glasgow City Council has said it wants to push ahead with the pi

Scotsman, Tuesday, 15:18
 

Ilona Amos: Do yourself and nature a favour with a walk on the wild side

Walking home from school the other day, my six-year-old daughter and I made a new acquaintance. A baby great tit, as it turned out. Flapping and hopping about on the busy pavement, it appeared distressed and unable to fly. We thought it might be injured.

Scotsman, Tuesday, 12:43
 

Glasgow aims to beat Edinburgh in improving air quality

Glasgow has insisted that it will beat Edinburgh in the 
race to establish Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which will ban the 
most polluting vehicles from parts of the city centre in 
an attempt to improve air quality. Glasgow City Council sai

Scotsman, Tuesday, 06:52
 
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