Friday, January 14, 2022

UK’s largest ship operator, kick starts its fleet decarbonisation plans

North Star, the UK’s largest ship operator servicing the oil and gas industry, has kick-started its fleet decarbonisation plans with an in-depth sustainability study across its 44 offshore infrastructure support vessels.The study may help...
Langholm Iniative campaigns to buy moorland for nature reserve - Environment News

£500,000 donation boosts community campaign to expand nature reserve

AN anonymous donation of half a million pounds is boosting a community effort to expand a nature reserve in the south of Scotland.The new Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, which was established in the first...

Call for participation in ground-breaking land sales report

A major report has been commissioned to understand more about the nature and value of rural land sales in Scotland – in a move that will be crucial in considering the implications of new...

Famous walrus visits Shetland – and takes nap on salmon cage

A FAMOUS walrus has been spotted visiting the Shetland Islands after stopping by to take a nap on a salmon cage.Freya was sighted hauling herself out of the water at Aith Ness on the coast...
NatureScot launch recruitment for peatland restoration jobs - Environment News

NatureScot launches recruitment drive to support peatland restoration

NINE new jobs have been created across Scotland to help restore the country’s peatlands, benefitting both nature and society in the process.Forming part of the Peatland ACTION programme by NatureScot, the opportunities span land...
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Garden centre project helps struggling careers to grow

An East Ayrshire garden centre has created a string of job opportunities for the local community. An innovative community project has created more than 40 job opportunities since it launched a service offering gardening and...
Newton Nursery is doubling in capacity - Environment News

90-year-old tree nursery to double in size

SCOTLAND’S only public state-managed tree nursery is doubling in size by 2025.Newton Nursery, which currently grows 7 million trees each year, is due to expand by a further 70 hectares in the coming years.Established...
Extinction Rebellion - Scottish News

Extinction Rebellion lead ‘Greenwashing’ protest in Glasgow

CLIMATE change activists from all over the world marched through Glasgow today to confront the threat of greenwashing.Extinction Rebellion, along with other environmental groups and members of the public walked from the Buchanan Galleries...
The gridlocked street - Scottish Traffic News

‘Hedge funding’ to help ease Edinburgh’s traffic pollution

A NEW study is set to highlight the importance of hedgerows in protecting Edinburgh’s residents from rising levels of traffic pollution.The study, which will be led Dr Luis Novo, Scotland’s Rural College Challenge Research...

Innovative poster campaign helps Scots tackle climate change

Passers-by are being targeted in a novel campaign to spark public interest in the way Scotland’s land is owned and used – by a series of fly posters which have popped up around Glasgow.The...

Powerful portraits inspire Scots to step forward for the environment

INSPIRING stories of Scots who champion the joy of everyday walking have been featured in an online exhibition launched as COP26 is underway in Glasgow. Scotland’s walking charity Paths for All is sharing stories from people who’ve...
Climate change will impact health services - News

Doctors union warn climate change is damaging patient health

A DOCTORS’ union has reminded world leaders of their “moral responsibility” to protect public health, warning that climate change is damaging patient health.The British Medical Association (BMA) has highlighted how climate change will increase...

Mackie’s wind turbines surpass 100 million kWh milestone

ONE of Scotland’s largest food and drink brands has generated more than one hundred gigawatt hours of renewable energy through its wind turbines.The climate positive family business, Mackie’s of Scotland, saw the meter on...

Dental directors reveal flagship eco-practice equipped with bird feeders and beehives

The board of directors at Scotland’s largest dental group have unveiled its leading ‘eco-champion’ practice in the heart of the Highlands.Glencoe Dental Centre which is part of the Clyde Munro Dental Group has undergone...
Sara Thomson received the Point of Light award - News

Scots business owner praised by Prime Minister for environmental efforts with award

A SCOTS business owner has been praised by Boris Johnson for her environmental efforts with an award.Founder of The Clydeside Collective, Sara Thomson, has been presented with the Points of Light award, in recognition...
Kingfisher no fishing

Amazing image shows kingfisher perched on top of no fishing sign – holding a...

AN AMAZING image shows a stunning kingfisher perched on top of a no fishing sign - holding a fish in its mouth.Retiree Paul Elliot shared the outstanding image online on Saturday which shows the...
Sustainable Glasgow Storymap exhibition - Environment News

Storymap shows sustainable features and events for Cop26

AN interactive map is helping residents and visitors discover more about sustainability in one of Scotland’s biggest cities.Providing personalised walking routes to key sites, the Sustainable Glasgow Storymap has been launched by Glasgow City...
Royal Edinburgh Hospital receives Green Flag Award for greenspace - Environment News

Scots hospital becomes first in country to receive environmental award for green spaces

A SCOTS hospital has become the first in the country to receive an internationally recognized environmental award for green spaces.The Royal Edinburgh Hospital's green spaces have been commended with the Green Flag Award, bestowed...
Deadly snake pictured at South Essex Wildlife Hospital

Poisonous stowaway snake sealed in room of UK wildlife hospital

VETS at a wildlife hospital have been forced to tape up the door of a room that is currently housing a highly poisonous stowaway snake from India.South Essex Wildlife Hospital staff were called to...
Offshore windmill

Scotland’s first seabed substation at heart of “revolutionary” renewable energy plan

AN offshore wind power company have announced Scotland is to host a "revolutionary" renewable energy development costing tens of millions of pounds and believed to be biggest in the UK.Aker Offshore Wind has announced...
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