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Ilona Amos: Unbridled expansion of fish farms is not sustainable

Scotland has an international reputation for high quality food and drink. Our fish is no exception and some parts of the world have a seemingly insatiable appetite for Scottish-reared salmon. Norway is currently responsible for producing a third of all f

Scotsman, today, 06:26
 
Why did the US need toxic uranium munitions to destroy fuel tankers in Syria?

Why did the US need toxic uranium munitions to destroy fuel tankers in Syria?

The recent confirmation by the US that DU ammunition was used in two attacks in Syria in late 2015 raises a number of troubling questions. Firstly, why was DU used? Has it been used again? Will it be used again? Secondly, and no less important, what will

The Ecologist, yesterday, 16:21
 
Why did the US need toxic DU munitions to destroy fuel tankers in Syria?

Why did the US need toxic DU munitions to destroy fuel tankers in Syria?

The recent confirmation by the US that DU ammunition was used in two attacks in Syria in late 2015 raises a number of troubling questions. Firstly, why was DU used? Has it been used again? Will it be used again? Secondly, and no less important, what will

The Ecologist, yesterday, 15:46
 

Scots horse trainer takes Shetland ponies on boat adventure

This is the moment one of Britain’s leading horse trainers took her ponies to meet their relatives on the Shetland Islands - on a tiny boat. Emma Massingale, 34, accompanied Albert and Ernie back to their native roots as part of her latest equestrian cha

Scotsman, yesterday, 15:44
 

Scotland’s weather: Caribbean hot air to push up temperatures

A blast of Caribbean hot air could push Scottish temperatures over that of Menorca, Majorca and Sardinia next week. The air mass is set to continue the unseasonable warmth of the last week as parts of the country prepare for highs of 17C on Monday, follo

Scotsman, Friday, 22:35
 
Copeland by-election: opposing nuclear power, and voting Green, is the only rational choice

Copeland by-election: opposing nuclear power, and voting Green, is the only rational choice

The media, and every other candidate in next week's Copeland by-election, have fallen prey to the nuclear industry's mighty PR machine by backing the planned Moorside nuclear mega-project just next to the Sellafield site. Trying to set the story straight

The Ecologist, Friday, 11:11
 

Scots experts reconstruct face of murdered Pictish man

Scottish researchers have reconstructed the face of a Pictish man who was brutally murdered 1,400 years ago. Archaeologists excavating a cave in the Black Isle, Ross-shire, were astonished to find the skeleton of a man buried in a recess of the cave. The

Scotsman, Friday, 11:06
 

Day of action planned to recognise importance of migrants

MIGRANT’S work is to be celebrated across the Capital as part of a nationwide campaign to recognise how important their contribution is to the country. On Monday, migrants may refrain from attending work as part of “#1DayWithoutUs” a day of action, in a

Scotsman, Friday, 10:38
 

Everything you need to know about walking in Glencoe

Some of the most dramatic scenery in Scotland can be found in Glencoe. This is the perfect destination for hill-walkers and bird-watchers, due to the fabulous views, challenging walks and abundant bird-life. The landscape was carved out by glaciers and v

Scotsman, Thursday, 14:36
 
Indigenous land rights could halt Australia's largest coal mining project

Indigenous land rights could halt Australia's largest coal mining project

Wangan and Jangalingou Traditional Owners this week took a step closer to filing federal court papers challenging a document Adani "is trying to pass off as an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with our people" but which is...

The Ecologist, Thursday, 10:56
 

Leader comment: To tree or not to tree?

A passing acquaintance with Scotland’s outdoors would not lead most observers to mutter under their breath: “What this place needs is a few more trees”. But similarly, few of the above mentioned observers are likely to come to the conclusion: “No room he

Scotsman, Thursday, 06:03
 
And then he came for the animals - is Donald Trump trying to make puppy mills great again?

And then he came for the animals - is Donald Trump trying to make puppy mills great again?

Is Donald Trump trying to make puppy mills great again? Actually, that's a trick question because puppy mills were never great. In fact, puppy mills are one of the uglier bits of scumbaggery to emerge from a burgeoning pet industry that has, according to

The Ecologist, Wednesday, 15:45
 

Visitor numbers at Scotland’s historic sites hit record highs

Visitor numbers at Scotland's historic sites have rocketed by 13 per cent over the past year, tipping over the four million mark for the first time. Historic Environment Scotland - the body formed from Historic Scotland and RCAHMS, which runs over 300 hi

Scotsman, Wednesday, 12:35
 

Fossil shows ancient sea monster delivered live babies

A fossil from a reptile that lived 250 million years ago has revealed the first evidence of live birth in animals previously thought to lay eggs. The remarkable fossil of a Dinocephalosaurus, discovered in a field in China, shows an embryo inside the rib

Scotsman, Wednesday, 07:57
 
Suppressed EPA toxicologist: 'it is essentially certain that glyphosate causes cancer'

Suppressed EPA toxicologist: 'it is essentially certain that glyphosate causes cancer'

Now it's getting interesting. A new court filing made on behalf of dozens of people claiming Monsanto Co.'s Roundup herbicide gave them cancer includes information about alleged efforts within the Environmental Protection Agency to protect Monsanto's int

The Ecologist, Tuesday, 15:50
 
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