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Kenny MacAskill: Drivers must not act like the NRA

Kenny MacAskill: Drivers must not act like the NRA

Car ownership is not a god-given right, says Kenny MacAskill Think Globally, Act Locally has been a phrase used by environmentalists for many years. It’s also been invoked into legislation as taxes are imposed on plastic bags or possibly even plastic...

Scotsman, today, 07:09
 
Scotland to be hit by double whammy of snow and 75mph winds

Scotland to be hit by double whammy of snow and 75mph winds

Scotland faces overnight snow followed by a 75mph storm which forecasters expect to strike the UK tomorrow. The Met Office warned of an inch of snow on some Scottish hills today and more snow tomorrow night. But they warned the UK faces Atlantic gales...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 09:30
 
Antarctic glacier map to forecast rise of sea levels

Antarctic glacier map to forecast rise of sea levels

New maps of the landscape beneath a major west Antarctic glacier will help forecast the rise of global sea levels, researchers say. Radar surveys of the land beneath Pine Island Glacier, obtained by snowmobile, have revealed a diverse, mountainous...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 06:18
 
Paul Kirkland: How plight of butterfly may hit Scotland’s wild flowers

Paul Kirkland: How plight of butterfly may hit Scotland’s wild flowers

Much attention has been given to the plight of bees because of their importance as pollinators of major crops. But there is growing evidence that butterflies and moths – many of which have suffered dramatic declines in recent years – play an important...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 06:18
 
Kirsty Gunn: The life lessons of the natural world

Kirsty Gunn: The life lessons of the natural world

Unexpected moments, off the cuff excursions. There’s a lot to be said for taking a good day at its word, this time of year, and finding yourself doing something you didn’t think you’d be doing in the late autumn sunshine. Unexpected moments, off the...

Scotsman, Monday, 06:08
 
Scottish fisherman sees salmon catch fall from hundreds to zero

Scottish fisherman sees salmon catch fall from hundreds to zero

An 89-year-old fisherman who has been catching salmon since 1958 claims sewage pumped into the Moray Firth has seen his annual catch go from hundreds to zero. READ MORE - Pesticides weakens bees’ buzzing noise, scientists find Dougie MacDougall says...

Scotsman, Friday, 14:55
 
Ukraine proposal to position energy companies at the center of climate action

Ukraine proposal to position energy companies at the center of climate action

At the COP23 in Bonn, Germany, international climate change negotiations are well underway now prime ministers have joined the negotiations, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron. On November 5th, during...

The Ecologist, Friday, 11:09
 
Endangered whales not impressed by sonar ‘ramp-up’

Endangered whales not impressed by sonar ‘ramp-up’

Efforts by several European navies to protect endangered whales by gradually increasing the noise levels of sonar have limited benefit, researchers at the University of St Andrews have revealed. Slowly raising the level of sonar noise – known as...

Scotsman, Thursday, 20:14
 
Whales not deterred by sonar ‘ramping up’ of noise levels

Whales not deterred by sonar ‘ramping up’ of noise levels

Efforts by several European navies to protect endangered whales by gradually increasing the noise levels of sonar have limited benefit, researchers at the University of St Andrews have revealed. Slowly raising the level of sonar noise – known as...

Scotsman, 16 November 2017
 
The biggest UK pension fund backs coal mine set to ‘destroy’ the Great Barrier Reef

The biggest UK pension fund backs coal mine set to ‘destroy’ the Great Barrier Reef

The biggest local government pension fund in the UK - Tameside Metropolitan Borough/Greater Manchester (GMPF) - is investing in the most controversial mining initiative of recent years, an investigation by The Ecologist has revealed. Greater...

The Ecologist, 16 November 2017
 
Has fashion gone green - or is it still a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Has fashion gone green - or is it still a wolf in sheep's clothing?

  As we take to winter-wear alongside using more energy at home, we approach the annual British Fashi on Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. The British Fashion Council (BFC) along with designer Vivienne Westwood and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has...

The Ecologist, 15 November 2017
 
Mary Church: Zero-carbon world must be achieved without repeat of miners’ strike chaos

Mary Church: Zero-carbon world must be achieved without repeat of miners’ strike chaos

The transition from fossil fuels to a zero-carbon economy must be achieved without the chaos experienced by the 1980s coal industry, writes Mary Church of Friends of the Earth Scotland. As the world starts to switch from fossil fuels to a zero-carbon...

Scotsman, 15 November 2017
 
Pesticides weakens bees’ buzzing noise, scientists find

Pesticides weakens bees’ buzzing noise, scientists find

Common farming pesticides significantly reduce the amount of pollen collected by bumblebees and weakens their buzzing noise, scientists have warned. Exposure to the pesticides appears to have a major impact on the behaviour of bees, according to a...

Scotsman, 14 November 2017
 
Undercover footage exposes exporters involved in Peru's biggest timber scandal

Undercover footage exposes exporters involved in Peru's biggest timber scandal

The falsification of official documents has long been an open secret in laundering illegal timber from Peru's Amazon, but no exporter has ever been exposed on camera explaining how it is done. Not until now, that is, after Global Witness has just...

The Ecologist, 14 November 2017
 
Rural Nepal tackles climate change with green schemes

Rural Nepal tackles climate change with green schemes

Rural Nepalese villages are putting a number of innovative green measures in place to safeguard their future. Landlocked within the rocky Himalayan region, Nepal is extremely vulnerable not only to climate change but to various natural disasters. In...

The Ecologist, 14 November 2017
 
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