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Pakistan to quadruple carbon emissions despite feeling pain of climate change

Pakistan to quadruple carbon emissions despite feeling pain of climate change

When it comes to climate change, Pakistan’s stance has unequivocally been that of a country which is suffering the impacts but has not been responsible for the causes.  This is a classic case of, ‘we didn’t do it, so we aren't responsible’. The country's

The Ecologist, today, 12:35
 
How South Africa's trade in captive-bred lions increases the extinction threat to wild tigers

How South Africa's trade in captive-bred lions increases the extinction threat to wild tigers

Asia's massive unchecked demand for skins, bones, teeth and claws continues to drive poaching of wild tigers. This demand is exacerbated by the supply of huge volumes of African lion bone, teeth and claws, sold as tiger parts to less-discerning consumers

The Ecologist, today, 09:50
 
How South Africa's trade in captive-bred lions increases the extinction threat to the world's last remaining tigers

How South Africa's trade in captive-bred lions increases the extinction threat to the world's last...

Asia's massive unchecked demand for skins, bones, teeth and claws continues to drive poaching of wild tigers. This demand is exacerbated by the supply of huge volumes of African lion bone, teeth and claws, sold as tiger parts to less-discerning consumers

The Ecologist, today, 08:49
 
Securing a Future With Water Along Peru's Rimac River Valley

Securing a Future With Water Along Peru's Rimac River Valley

Alejandro Cordova stands upon a lush green patch of land on a nameless peak in a region called Cancha Moya - just a few minutes' drive up a narrow and bumpy dirt road from San Mateo, in Peru's Rimac River Valley. He holds a handful of a long native grass

The Ecologist, Thursday, 09:54
 
Ecologist Special Report: Animal Protection's Surprising Role in Climate Change

Ecologist Special Report: Animal Protection's Surprising Role in Climate Change

The Animal Law Symposium's focus on wildlife this year was especially exciting for me.  As the executive director of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, I spent 10 years in Alaska working to protect wildlife and wilderness. I saw firsthand how rapidly wildlife

The Ecologist, Wednesday, 11:58
 

Scotland’s hot spell set to end

Scotland’s hot weather spell is set to fizzle out as rain, wind and cooler temperatures are predicted over the next few days. Most of the country has been enjoying sunshine and warmth recently, with temperatures reaching a balmy 26C. But conditions are s

Scotsman, Tuesday, 17:42
 

Scottish ospreys move to Spain in reintroduction scheme

Ospreys born in Scotland are being taken to Spain as part of a project to restore the species to the country after an absence of more than 100 years. A total of 12 chicks have been taken from nests in the Highlands and Aberdeenshire this year and relocat

Scotsman, Tuesday, 16:10
 
Wildlife charity backs EU court case against Poland for failing to protect forest

Wildlife charity backs EU court case against Poland for failing to protect forest

The wildlife charity WWF today applauded a decision by the European Commission to take Poland to the European Court of Justice because of the increased logging in Bialowieza Forest in breach of EU law.    The EU Commission has also decided on interim mea

The Ecologist, Tuesday, 15:02
 

Anger over plans for bread oven in Glasgow park

A plan by an art graduate to install a communal bread oven in a central Glasgow Park has been delayed after local residents expressed anger over the move. Eleanora Jaroszynska first conceived of the idea for a bread oven in Garnethill Park as part of the

Scotsman, Tuesday, 12:19
 

Appeal after kitten found in bin in St Andrews

The Scottish SPCA are appealing for information after a young kitten was found in a bin in the town of St Andrews. The feline was discovered on 12 July outside a restaurant on the town’s North Street by a member of the public who heard mewing, and taken

Scotsman, Tuesday, 10:57
 
Should teenagers give up on having children to save the planet?

Should teenagers give up on having children to save the planet?

Should parents and schoolteachers buy moody teenagers inter-railing tickets, bicycles, condoms and a lifetime supply of hummus so that the world can meet the challenge of reducing their carbon emissions? This could be the best option, according to new re

The Ecologist, Tuesday, 09:01
 

Foula: the Shetland island ‘missing’ from a map

Foula, a remote island in Shetland, has finally received an Ordnance Survey custom made map after it was revealed to be the last place in Britain without one. Around 111.5 million sq km of the UK have been covered by the custom made map online service si

Scotsman, Monday, 20:02
 

73 Scottish parks presented with Green Flag Award

A record 73 parks have been presented with a “prestigious” Green Flag Award in recognition of their high standards and quality. Three more parks than last year have received the award, which is administered by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautifu

Scotsman, 17 July 2017
 

John MacNeil: Smart move is way ahead for community renewables

Imagine living in one of the windiest areas in Britain. Not much fun, you might think, but presumably the costs of the broken umbrellas, lost hats and ruined hairstyles would be offset by the vast potential for a reliable renewable energy supply and chea

Scotsman, 17 July 2017
 
First legal action under Ireland’s new climate legislation

First legal action under Ireland’s new climate legislation

The current proposals for Dublin Airport's new runway had set a finish date of 2021 and initial construction is already underway, including the clearing of large areas of hedgerows. However, it now appears that the conditions under which the airport was

The Ecologist, 17 July 2017
 
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