ENERGY giant SSE said it is "particularly" disappointed environmentalists are mounting a legal challenge to its plans for a giant wind farm in the Highlands.
Environmentalists have launched legal action to block the decision to approve, without a public inquiry, SSE's plans for the largest wind farm yet in the Highlands.
A plan for a 34-turbine wind farm has been blocked by ministers because of the unacceptable impact it would have on the landscape.
NEW controls to be imposed on landowners who cut large tracks into Scotland's hills without any public scrutiny do not go far enough, environmentalists have warned.
MARINE litter costs Scotland £16.8 million every year in its impact on the environment, wildlife, industry and tourism, say new to figures.
COUNCILLORS have gone against the advice of officials and unanimously rejected plans for a wind farm amid concern over the cumulative noise and visual impact.
POACHING is inflicting unsustainable losses on African elephants, with more than 33,600 animals killed each year between 2010 and 2012, a study has shown.
Marine wildlife is being killed, deformed, injured, traumatised and subjected to dangerous levels of stress by a crescendo of underwater noise from ships and offshore industry, scientists are warning.
SEABIRDS at some of Scotland's most important colonies have recorded their best breeding season in a decade, according to new figures.
A PYLON constructed 2,500ft up a remote Scottish mountain for a controversial new power line is the highest in the UK.
The organisers of golf's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles next month have been accused of turning the area into a "Scottish version of Alcatraz" by closing public footpaths and banning walkers from surrounding countryside.
A proposed new highway through the Serengeti in eastern Africa would be catastrophic for nearly 1.5 million migrating wildebeests and zebras, a leading Glasgow scientist is warning.
RECYCLING bins which are designed to be sympathetic to their historic surroundings are to appear in a new green push.
SCOTTISH households could save £356 million by making simple changes to their energy use, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
PROTECTED areas in the seas are needed to safeguard penguins from habitat damage, pollution and fishing, experts have warned.
A HERD of Luing cattle are being used to help speed up regeneration of important woodland and aid fire prevention at the same time.