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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
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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 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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Accusations fly that Scotland's endangered harbour porpoises are being sacrificed for offshore wind farms

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BASKING SHARKS, THE WORLD'S SECOND-BIGGEST FISH, HAVE REAPPEARED IN GOOD NUMBERS AFTER A HUGE DROP IN SIGHTINGS. (22503899)

Hebridean sea important summer location for basking sharks

Looking out through the mouth of the Cromarty Firth

More see oil transfers a threat to dolphins

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Edinburgh's  Corstorphine, one of Britain's busiest stretches.Pic Gordon Terris/The Herald

Public health at risk as Scotland faces 'air pollution crisis'

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File photo dated 24/09/15 of Sir David Attenborough, who has revealed he had a scrape with death during a rock climbing accident in his youth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 22, 2015. The 89-year-old naturalist and broadcaster, who

Denying climate change would be political suicide for political leaders, claims Sir David Attenborough

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Andy Wightman

Green Party moves to stop tax havens owning Scottish land

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Foot paths being cleared in Clydebank after a 100-mile wide band of snow swept over the country. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Freezing weather predicted to continue as runners in 'brutal race' rescued

Scotland's effort to tackle climate change has stalled, campaigners warn

Scotland's effort to tackle climate change has stalled, campaigners warn

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Last year 338,000 tonnes of recycling was buried or incinerated, the paper said, up 84% from 2012. (Photo: PA)

Surge in contaminated waste as recycling rules ignored

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Ofgem boss: Majority of energy companies overcharging customers

Ofgem boss: Majority of energy companies overcharging customers

Photo Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd Global

Decision on ending Faroes link delayed

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DECOMMISIONED POLARIS SUBMARINES AT THE ROSYTH NAVAL DOCKYARD IN FIFE 
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PIC GRAHAM HAMILTON                               (51932596)

Questions raised over safety regime at Scotland's nuclear submarine graveyard

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Members of the emergency services wade along Canal Road in Port Elphinstone, near Aberdeen, after the River Don rose to record levels and burst its banks amid continued heavy rain. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 8, 2016. Dozens of h

Revealed: scientists warn climate changes means wild weather in Scotland is the 'new normal'

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Themisto libellula, a predatory hunter by moonlight

Scots scientists discover mass migration among 'werewolves' of the Arctic deep

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Some of the hundreds who linked hands across the Forth Road Bridge in October to protest plans for Underground Coal Gasification

Environmentalists hail "massive victory" as energy firm scraps plan to burn coal under the Forth

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Search for Scotland's sunshine amidst the winter gloom

Search for Scotland's sunshine amidst the winter gloom

Rising UK food imports burden developing countries with high environmental costs

Rising UK food imports burden developing countries with high environmental costs

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Fire and coastguard crews rescue an elderly couple and their dog from their house in Blairgowrie

In pictures: north-east and central Scotland swamped by floods

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Winds of change blowing through the wild lands

Concern over block on wind farms planned for 'wild land'

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City of Westminster waste disposal personnel picking up litter in Hyde Park.  (Photo:PA)

Plans to hit litterbugs with fines of up to £150

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Two large freshly dug razor clams in the wrinkled hands of the clam digger

Fishermen says electric fishing could offer huge boost as lifting of ban moves closer

From New Year's Day businesses will have to recycle food waste if they produce more than 5kg a week

Companies to be forced to recycle food leftovers in bid to cut waste and tackle climate change

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The chairman of the Environment Agency is heading to meet flood victims in the north of England after arriving back in the country following a sunshine holiday in the Caribbean

Environment agency chair Sir Philip Dilley returns from Barbados to inspect flood damage

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From New Year's Day businesses will have to recycle food waste if they produce more than 5kg a week

Companies to be forced to recycle food leftovers in bid to cut waste and tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended the recent climate talks in Paris

Work together to cut electricity demand, political parties urged

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Flood-hit north west and Wales braced for more heavy rain

Flood-hit north west and Wales braced for more heavy rain

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Sir David Attenborough: We can't afford to be fatigued on climate change

Sir David Attenborough: We can't afford to be fatigued on climate change

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Winter of discontent: Warm air turns ski slopes into mud

Winter of discontent: Warm air turns ski slopes into mud

Fears for Highland deer population as heavy rain threatens food supplies

Fears for Highland deer population as heavy rain threatens food supplies

North Sea fish stocks have risen in recent years thanks to strict regulations

Record fish haul confirms recovery of North Sea stocks, say industry figures

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Loch Lomond is one of Scotland's great tourist attractions

Broadcaster attacks Loch Lomond park authority over clampdown on camping

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A CGI of the Brent oil platforms off the Shetlands

Shell could abandon Brent oil platform bases in the North Sea

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Christmas comes early for three Scottish churches

Christmas comes early for three Scottish churches

From L-R, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP21 and French President Francois H

Historic Paris climate summit deal heralds 'beginning of the end of fossil fuel era'

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Climate deal hailed as 'turning point in history'

Climate deal hailed as 'turning point in history'

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Google Street View lets users climb Ben Nevis without leaving home

Google Street View lets users climb Ben Nevis without leaving home

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We are looking for strong images that depict winter in Scotland, from a traditional landscape to an unusual icicle detail and a stormy day by the sea

Think you can capture the perfect winter scene? Then enter our competition

David Gibson

Councillors urged to reject wind farm near Fort Augustus

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Bronze age settlement found in Orkney sand

Bronze age settlement found in Orkney sand

Railia and Milton Estate on Drumochter moor

Scotland's moorland a treasure worth protecting

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Sturgeon hopeful of climate deal but returns from summit to attacks over renewables policy

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Turning coal into gas: a global catalogue of disasters

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Kittiwake

Kittiwakes on the verge of extinction on St Kilda, new study shows

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Pairc Estate on Lewis

Lewis residents in community buyout after 13-year row

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Faroe Islands gain too much from fishing deal

Faroe Islands gain too much from fishing deal

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Fishermen have held public meetings to discuss the impact of proposed regulation in the Clyde

Fishermen say communities back their fight against new regulation

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Protesters march through Edinburgh's city centre to call for tougher action to tackle climate change. Photo: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Thousands urge tougher moves on climate change in march through Edinburgh

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Protesters march through Edinburgh's city centre to call for tougher action to tackle climate change. David Cheskin/PA Wire

Mass rally in Edinburgh as protestors demand action on climate change ahead of UN summit

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Professor Deirdre Shaw poses for a photograph in Woodlands Community Garden

Call for community gardens to generate food revolution in Glasgow

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Extinction fears for flowers

Extinction fears for flowers

Orphaned otter cubs rescued at roadside

Orphaned otter cubs rescued at roadside

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