News from Environment
One of the under-reported outcomes from the recent COP 22 climate summit in Morocco in November was how the developing world is leading the way in the promotion of renewable energy. Despite not having the historical responsibility of industrialised natio
Conservation experts fear the kittiwake population on St Kilda is at risk of collapse after numbers plummeted to their lowest levels. Conservation experts fear the kittiwake population on St Kilda is at risk of collapse after numbers plummeted to their l
Tidal power specialist Atlantis Resources said its pioneering MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has taken a major step forward with the first installed turbine now operating at full power. The firm, which has its head office in Edinburgh, revealed the
Almost one in three Scottish households struggled to heat their homes in 2015, despite the overall number falling thanks to lower fuel prices. Around 748,000 households - or 30.7 per cent - fuel poor - classed as any that spend 10 per cent of income on b
Oh dear - the British Veterinary Association is at it again - trying to support killing wildlife instead of science. They may - officially - reject free shooting. But they still think badgers should die because of bovine TB in cattle. The BVA, in the per
As forecasters predict unseasonably warm temperatures over the coming days, thoughts will inevitably turn to the environment. There are many strategies Scotland is pursuing already to improve its green credentials, yet there is no room for complacency he
Last winter we were introduced to a crew known as Barney, Eva, Frank and their ilk. Despite their friendly-sounding monikers they brought thunder, lightning, torrential downpours and hurricane-force winds and left in their wake a trail of devastation and
Boosting investment in energy efficiency could create up to 9,000 jobs a year, business leaders have told the Scottish Government. More than 20 businesses in the sector have written a joint letter to economy secretary Keith Brown urging him to “set out a
Since the EU referendum on 23rd June, many people have theorised on what the consequences for British foreign policy might be. Some have stressed the dangers, others the opportunities. Nearly six months on, a picture is gradually emerging of what kind of
Winter’s grip on Scotland could be set to loosen this week with a spell of unseasonably warm weather, making parts of Scotland hotter than Madrid and Athens. The country endured its coldest November night since 2010 just two weeks ago but the mercury is
A mystery cairn has been discovered during works to improve a golf course. The discovery in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, has left golfers on the course reaching for the history books. It was uncovered by the greenkeeper during work on the new 16th tee, with c
Scotland enjoyed its sunniest November since records began as most of the UK experienced an uncharacteristically bright autumn. The Met Office confirmed that the 65.8 hours of sunshine recorded for November was significantly higher than the 30-year avera
Albanian campaign groups are urgently calling for support to protect a pristine area of the country under threat from three hydroelectric power projects. The Valbona Valley in northern Albania faces destruction from the planned works, despite being withi
Oil facilities have been targeted during conflicts since the start of mechanised warfare. It is a practice that can have serious consequences for the environment and human health. Oil fires started by Islamic State in northern Iraq have now been burning
Scotland could be a major wine producer and exporter by 2100, with Edinburgh becoming the site of leading vineyards, a study has suggested. Britain’s changing levels of temperature and rainfall could produce ideal conditions for sauvignon blanc and chard
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