Environment

  • 21 December 2014

    Environmental groups have banded together in a last-ditch bid to save rare mushrooms, mosses, orchids, ants and bumblebees from three proposed housing developments in the Cairngorms National Park.

  • 20 December 2014

    TWO rare beetles which have not been seen in Scotland for decades have been discovered in a nature reserve, further north than they have ever been spotted before.

  • 19 December 2014

    Small businesses across the Highlands and Islands hope they may benefit from a decision by the Ombudsman that a couple were unreasonably charged water rates for a building which has no water.

  • 18 December 2014

    The man who led the management/ employee buyout of a Scottish council's bus company, heralding the creation of a multi-national transport group is to chair the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

  • 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.