Environment

  • 11 December 2014

    Experts have published a short guide to climate science to help people challenge claims about global warming made by the "ill-informed pub bore or the family know-it-all".

  • 10 December 2014

    More than five trillion pieces of plastic weighing as much as two large cruise liners are floating in the world's oceans, a study has shown.

  • 10 December 2014

    A total of £10 billion a year is spent picking up litter across Europe, with the bill in Scotland amounting to £73 million, an environmental charity has said.

  • 8 December 2014

    EXPERTS believe that 2014 is on course to be the worst year for salmon fishing for more than six decades.

  • 8 December 2014

    POLICE and the Crown Office are being urged to improve rates of detection and prosecution of wildlife crime amid concern about the number of cases which are pursued.

  • 5 December 2014

    The killing of wild salmon by anglers and netters alike will require a licence following a public consultation that will be launched early in the new year.