Environment

  • 27 July 2014

    THE plan for 30 new marine conservation areas unveiled by Scottish ministers last week fails to ban one of the most environmentally destructive forms of fishing - dredging the seabed for scallops.

  • 26 July 2014

    The carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere in Scotland by renewable energy projects since 2012 was the equivalent of halting every motor vehicle journey for an entire year, according to Scottish Renewables.

  • 25 July 2014

    ABOUT a fifth of Scotland's seas are now in Marine Protected Areas after action was taken to further safeguard species including seabirds, fish and a large clam that can live for centuries.

  • 25 July 2014

    NUMBERS of insects and other invertebrates such as spiders, crustaceans and worms have nearly halved in 35 years as the human population has doubled, a study warns.