Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Lives of beavers in Scotland set to be saved after crowdfund

COURT action to stop the killing of wild beavers in Scotland will go ahead following a successful crowdfunding appeal.Trees for Life have raised almost £60,000 – well above their £40,000 target - to fund...
Loch - Research News Scotland

At-risk species of freshwater fish reintroduced to Scotland’s lochs

AN AT-RISK species of fish has established itself in lochs across Scotland with the help of conservation managers.By rapidly adapting to its new environment, they will have changes to their DNA, their ecology, and body shape, according to a new study.In...
Saturday Series by The University of Dundee - Research News Scotland

University announces climate emergency lecture as part of new series

A CLIMATE emergency lecture is being hosted by a Scottish university as part of its Saturday Series of events."The Climate Emergency: Local Responses to a Global Menace" is the first event of the University...
RHASS | Scottish News

Royal Highland Show gives live showcase event the go-ahead

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has confirmed that a live showcase will go ahead behind closed doors. The showcase, taking place on June 14th, will see the best in livestock judging,...
potential risk to dolphins due to unique fasting habits| Nature News Scotland

Potential risk to dolphins as their unique eating habits are explored

NEW research suggests that Dolphins could be at risk if their foraging opportunities are impacted due to man-made disturbances such as shipping, tourism and coastal development.Human-caused disturbance could result in the movement of prey...
Green chart - Research News Scotland

Glasgow is willing to pay the more than the rest of the UK to...

NOTTINGHAM has the UK’s highest take-up of green tariffs, with nearly half of households on an eco-friendly deal, according to new research.According to the study by Uswitch.com, a third of all UK households currently...
Scottish News

University of Edinburgh one step closer to becoming carbon neutral

The University of Edinburgh has completed its divestment from fossil fuels, which marks a significant milestone in its journey to become carbon neutral by 2040.This sees the University remove direct and pooled investments in...
Tree - Scottish News

University researchers to support UK greenhouse gas removal projects

Researchers at a university are supporting three of five interdisciplinary projects to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is funding these projects which are supported by the researchers at the...
A multinational law firm is to cut global carbon emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2030 - UK and world news

Global law firm aims to tackle the climate crisis by cutting emissions by 50...

A MULTINATIONAL law firm is to cut global carbon emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2030.Global law firm Pinsent Masons have revealed plans to cut carbon emissions by a minimum of 50...
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...
Smarter Grid Solutions partenrs with National Grid to save £250m - Business NEws UK

National Grids partners up with Smarter Grid Solutions to save £250m in move towards...

UK NETWORK providers have partnered up with Smarter Grid Solutions in a ground-breaking project to save over £250m.National Grid Electricity System Operator and Electricity North West to help free up more than 2GW (GigaWatts) ...
A recycling bin - Environment News Scotland

£70m of funding aims to help accelerate Scotland towards recycling goals

A MULTI-MILLION pound investment has been announced for recycling in Scotland by the Scottish Government.The five-year £70m Recycling Improvement Fund has been announced to improve recycling infrastructure across Scotland.The Scottish Government is aiming to...

Scotland’s mountain hares to get extra legal protection from March

SCOTLAND'S mountain hares will get greater legal protection within weeks.From March 1 it will be illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take mountain hares at any time unless a licence is obtained.Previously a licence...

Project aims to plant five new trees for every person living in Scotland

A SCOTTISH Government agency has pledged to plant 250 million new trees from 2021 until 2022.The ambitious project looks to plant five new trees for every person living in Scotland to help create future...
Scottish fishermen use app to reduce bycatch problem

Award for app that helps Scottish fishermen avoid catching unwanted fish

An innovative app being used by Scottish fishermen to share real-time information with each other about the location of hotspots of unwanted fish has scooped a sustainability award.The Bycatch Avoidance Tool using Mapping (BATmap)...

World’s first beer to protect giraffes will be served in pub set to open...

A PUB is set to open in 2050 by a glasgow based brewery to raise awareness about the potential extinction of giraffes.The world's first and only beer to protect giraffes from extinction has been...
Francesca Osowska - Nature News Scotland

Diversity in nature needed to decrease risk of future pandemics

LACK of diversity on nature is a risk for future global pandemics a chief executive of a nature agency has warned.Chief Executive of NatureScot Francesca Osowka has said more space for nature is needed...
Cyclists in Scotland

Study reveals more Scots are cycling due to environmental concerns

A RECENT study has revealed that more Scots are cycling due to environmental concerns.The study carried out by Cycling Scotland found that the number of bikers who cite the environment as the reason they...
factory - Consumer News Scotland

Big fashion company launches Higg Index Sustainability Profile

A company is delighted to launch a first version of the Higg Index Sustainability Profile, sharing environmental performance scores for materials on selected products across their online stores in Europe and the U.S.Released...

Rise in the number of whales injured by fishing equipment new research finds

MORE and more whales are being put in danger by fishing equipment new Scottish research shows.The research led by prestigious Scots university St Andrews, published in Endangered Species Research, showed that the vast...
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