Environment

  • 16 April 2014

    TWO fish farms appear to be running without planning permission because of confusion between different levels of government, it has emerged.

  • 14 April 2014

    Conservationists are ­planning to accelerate the ­restoration of Scotland's native pinewoods, planting 100,000 trees on a nature reserve in the hope at least 40% can survive.

  • 14 April 2014

    CLIMATE change campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to do more to reduce carbon emissions following a UN report that shows levels of greenhouse gases continue to climb.

  • 9 April 2014

    BUTTERFLIES saw their fortunes improve last summer following their worst year on record in 2012 - but numbers were still below average, a UK-wide study has shown.

  • 8 April 2014

    The leader of Scotland's gamekeepers has warned some of the country's mountains may have to be closed to the public because they have become too crowded for wildlife to survive.

  • 6 April 2014

    Private firms working at Clyde nuclear bases are being given a multi-million pound get-out by Westminster so they will not have to pay compensation or clean-up costs after "potentially catastrophic" accidents.

  • 29 March 2014

    TWO flood protection schemes, which aim to protect hundreds of homes, are being awarded almost £40 million of Scottish Government funding.

  • 29 March 2014

    THE chairman of the energy group which owns ScottishPower has called for a pan-European industry regulator to be established to ensure investment that delivers supply security and cuts carbon emissions at the same time.

  • 28 March 2014

    SCOTLAND generated a record amount of electricity from green energy sources last year, new figures have revealed.