Environment

  • 20 October 2014

    SOME of Scotland's most loved natural treasures are facing threats ranging from farming to forestry, sporting estates and pollution, according to the Government's wildlife agency.

  • 17 October 2014

    A SITE in Dumfriesshire has been confirmed as a possible storage location for radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear submarines, sparking an angry reaction from the SNP.

  • 16 October 2014

    A YOUNG wildlife lover who has been studying amphibians since he was just seven has been invited to address a prestigious scientific conference after making a "staggering" discovery.

  • 14 October 2014

    FISHING industry leaders have welcomed an EU law change designed to mitigate against the impact of Russia's food export ban.The EU Fisheries Council has agreed to allow the industry to "bank" 25 per cent of the 2014 mackerel quota, up from the standard 10 per cent, and roll it over for use in 2015.

  • 8 October 2014

    Young people are much more in favour of renewables than fracking for shale, a poll suggests.

  • 7 October 2014

    THE European Commission has been criticised after it emerged that it is to fly local authority chiefs from across the continent to Brussels so they can attend a ceremony that celebrates their commitment to combating climate change.

  • 3 October 2014

    SERIOUS concerns have been raised over the future of green energy projects in the Western Isles following the decision of a developer to pull out of a £200 million turbine scheme.

  • 1 October 2014

    PLANS are being drawn up for the country's largest community-owned solar power park to be built to help tackle fuel poverty, reduce CO2 emissions and regenerate derelict and contaminated land.

  • 30 September 2014

    Solar power could outstrip fossil fuels, other renewables and nuclear to be the biggest source of electricity by mid-century, the International Energy Agency has said.

  • 30 September 2014

    Wildlife populations around the world have more than halved in just four decades in the face of unsustainable human consumption, a report has warned.