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Environment

Claws are out in battle to save Scottish wildcat from extinction

Claws are out in battle to save Scottish wildcat from extinction

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A water vole

Revealed: the rare Scots wildlife at risk of extinction

Voles, seahorses, rare moths and strange plants...the wildlife under threat in Scotland

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BHP Billiton

Gender-bending chemical risk to humans from fracking, warn scientists

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds his granddaughter Isabel Dobbs-Higginson as he signs the Paris Agreement on climate change, Friday, April 22, 2016 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

World leaders sign historic UN climate agreement

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BANCHORY, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25:  A fisherman casts on the lower Crathes beat on The River Dee on February 25, 2009 in Banchory, Scotland. Internationally renowned for its salmon fishing, bookings on the river are up 20% on last year despite the credit c

The laird, his salmon and an erring TV programme

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Brodick Bay, where sand dug out by works on the pier could soon be part of a new beach

Life's a beach again on Arran as sand bar lifted

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Capercaillie

Taking the lead with dogs in Britain's largest national park

Red-throated diver

Poachers' unintentional threat to precious wildlife

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Hunterston B nuclear power station in North Ayrshire

Nuclear power has bigger share in Scotland's economy than England

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BP oil spill settlement of £14 billion approved by US judge

BP oil spill settlement of £14 billion approved by US judge

£500 million tidal power funding boost hailed by Green campaigns

£500 million tidal power funding boost hailed by Green campaigns

Half of Scotland's energy consumption came from renewables last year

Half of Scotland's energy consumption came from renewables last year

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Long-tailed tit

Mild winter means more small birds in gardens

Vision with few mentions of crofting

Vision with few mentions of crofting

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Bonobo apes

Apes remembering voices from their past

University leads oil rig decommissioning research

University leads oil rig decommissioning research

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Scientists make new discovery about how bees feed, giving rise to new concerns about pesticides

New moves to ban grouse shooting in Scotland

New moves to ban grouse shooting in Scotland

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Sainsbury's under fire over sale of parasite infested salmon

Climate change and farming methods main factors in countryside wildlife decline

Climate change and farming methods main factors in countryside wildlife decline

Crofting township of Kilmuir on Skye. Photo by Martin MacKillop

Call for next government to create many new crofts

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Litter on UK beaches

Campaigners claims their case for bottle deposits strengthened by litter on UK beaches.

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Controversial league tables still have their place

Trudi Sharp -  photo by Rob MacDougall

Another crofting bill seems to be on its way

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Scottish Green activists along with Andy Wightman, Scotland's leading land reform campaigner gather at Dalkeith Country Park, after The Duke of Buccleuch announced that from the 21st March you will need to pay more to access the grounds.To raise awareness

Revealed: the 'Robin Hood' revolution that will take land from rich and give it to the poor

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PILITTER ON THE BANKS  OF LOCH LOMOND, PICTURE TAKEN FROM JUST PAST TARBET.

Scottish councils robbed of powers to deal with litter...by Westminster

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Queen urged to stop mass killing of hares at Balmoral

Queen urged to stop mass killing of hares at Balmoral

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Air pollution forecasts have been downgraded to low-moderate today, after peaking at a dangerous level 10 in Fife yesterday (map: Scottish Air Quality)

Pollution warning downgraded after spiking in Fife

Dam obstacle to salmon on the Spey

Dam obstacle to salmon on the Spey

Government plans national debate on future of fracking

Government plans national debate on future of fracking

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Zero emissions target to be made legally binding

Zero emissions target to be made legally binding

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Outrage of landowners mass killing of mountain hares

Outrage of landowners mass killing of mountain hares

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luce bay

Precious bay will be ruined by scallop dredging, wildlife groups warn

Cans and bottle deposit scheme backed by Aberdeenshire Council

Cans and bottle deposit scheme backed by Aberdeenshire Council

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Common scoter duck

Common scoter duck under threat from brown trout

Haff netting, which has been carried out for centuries, finds itself under threat from new Scottish Government regulations

New regulations to protect salmon signals end for 1000-year-old fishing tradition

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Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing

UK minister urged by island leaders to connect projects to national grid

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Asteroid near-miss forecast

Asteroid near-miss forecast

Mary's Meals project in Malawi. Picture: Chris Watt

Mary's Meals campaign beats target by £3.5m

Scottish ministers need to come clean to Europe about failure to pay farmers

Scottish ministers need to come clean to Europe about failure to pay farmers

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Artists and activists from the group BP or not BP as they hold a demonstration at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery , Edinburgh. (PA)

Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of Portrait Award

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Fergus Ewing, the Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism

SNP spoon feeds Government fracking "lines" to MSPs

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Nuclear Convoy

MoD accused of putting secrecy before safety over unmarked nuclear convoys

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Astute-class submarines HMS Artful (left) and HMS Astute (right), at HM Naval Base Clyde, also known as Faslane. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 20, 2016. See PA story DEFENCE Trident. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wir

Reactor incidents on new nuclear subs double in one year

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Government ditches pro-fracking consultant after Sunday Herald investigation

Government ditches pro-fracking consultant after Sunday Herald investigation

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Viewing points to be erected in Cairngorms

Viewing points to be erected in Cairngorms

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PICTURES FOR VICKY COLLINS..LOCH LOMOND...PIC OF, LITTER ON THE BANKS  OF LOCH LOMOND, PICTURE TAKEN FROM JUST PAST TARBET...PICTURE BY CHRIS JAMES. (55818721)

Environmentalists and big business square-off over drinks bottles deposit scheme

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Fergus Ewing: Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism

SNP Government announces controversial fracking research

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Dolphins at Cromarty Firth entrance where tankers would transfer 8.6m tonnes of crude oil a year

Environmental guardians object to Cromarty Firth oil transfers

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Whales died after being stranded between Anstruther and Pittenweem

Chemical pollution of oceans may contribute to whales stranding

Nine things you wouldn't expect to be found blocking Scottish sewers

Nine things you wouldn't expect to be found blocking Scottish sewers

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SNH highlights Cromarty Firth oil threat to dolphins

SNH highlights Cromarty Firth oil threat to dolphins

Leslie Tait

New Shetland gas plant's pipelines pose threat say local fishermen.

A bee on a thistle.

Photograph By Colin Mearns.  1 July 2004
Stock photograph. (55094643)

Pesticides toxic to bees still being used in Scotland

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Hen Harrier in flight 
These three pictures show the watchful hen harrier in its natural habitat on
a grouse moor. They grey coloured bird is the male,  the brown is the
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Wildlife crime: landowners and SNH lock horns over killing of protected birds of prey

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Hen Harrier (55094334)

Hen harriers virtually exterminated in northeast Scotland

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Razor clams

Greens back police bid to stop airlines exporting gangland razor clams

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RSPB Scotland has announced that it has purchased the nature reserve at Dunnet Head, which is the northernmost point of mainland Britain, after receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. ..The dramatic coastal headland of Caithness, which boasts th

Bird charity buys furthest northern mainland nature reserve

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Walk this way: badgers lured by peanut butter in bid to save trees

Walk this way: badgers lured by peanut butter in bid to save trees

New hydro above Kinlochleven

Warning that only two years of hydro building may be left

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Plans to plant 100 million trees in Scotland by the end of 2015 has been missed by more than 11m, it has been revealed

Scottish Government 11 million trees short of growth target

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The moon rises behind the turbines of Whitelees Windfarm in East Renfrewshire

Demand for electricity increasing again

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Beavers and young suffering slow painful deaths in landowner shooting cull

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Looking out of the Cromarty Firth

Oiling troubled waters in the north

Cameras ready to catch wildcats on film

Cameras ready to catch wildcats on film

Forsinard Flows RSPB reserve

RSPB escapes fine after 'illegally chopping down thousands of trees'

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Lottery backs fight to save the red squirrel. Picture: Virginia Wheeler

Lottery backs fight to save the red squirrel

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A long-billed dowitcher has been recorded on the island of Stronsay

Rare bird blown across the Atlantic spotted in Orkney

Proposals have been made to sell off the land at North Kelvin Meadow in Glasgow to build 90 houses

'David versus Goliath' fight to save meadow at crucial stage

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