Friday, September 17, 2021

2021 ‘A big year for nature’ according to NatureScot

A NEW report reveals progress made to tackle biodiversity loss in Scotland and the challenges ahead.NatureScot has published its Biodiversity Duty Report 2018-2020, detailing the work done in recent years to tackle nature loss.Achievements...
A photo of a Highland Cow - Environment News Scotland

Scottish Government to protect 30% of Scottish land by 2030

THE Scottish Government has proposed to tackle biodiversity loss by planning to protect 30% of its land for nature by 2030.The plans were announced by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham being published in a new...
Number of wintering waterbirds increased in Scotland - Nature News Scotland

Wintering waterbirds on the increase

Numbers of wintering waterbirds in Scotland have increased overall but some species, particularly waders, are being affected by our changing climate.NatureScot’s latest Biodiversity Indicator monitors the populations of 41 species including wildfowl, waders, cormorant,...
Unexploded WW2 bomb - Environmental News

Locals on Isle of Wight find 1ft long unexploded WW2 bomb

AN UNEXPLODED World War Two bomb has been discovered by locals on the Isle of Wight.Bomb disposal experts were deployed to the B3323 in Shorwell, after police arrived and identified the dangerous device.Police were...
Squirrel dancing with twig - Nature

Joiner snaps comical photos of squirrel “doing the tango” with curvaceous twig shaped like...

HILARIOUS photos show a red squirrel about to "do the tango" with a moss covered stick "shaped like a woman."The comical snaps were taken by amateur photographer Mike Fenton, 55, and show the rodent...
Johnnie Walker saplings - Business News Scotland

Johnnie Walker to plant one million trees across Scotland

ONE million trees are to be planted across the country by Scotch whisky distillers Johnnie Walker.The initiative will span the country and hopes to see the saplings bedded in before 2025. The announcement comes as...

Scotland set for boom in nature-based jobs

 SCOTS could be taking on nature-based jobs to help secure a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.NatureScot’s analysis of nature-based roles across Scotland shows that they already contribute 195,000...
Gasification Plant Holistic Energy - Business News Scotland

“Decarbonising the Scottish Economy” – Major renewable energy park plans unveiled

RENEWABLE energy park plans have been unveiled, proposing the construction of the large scale project in the north east of Scotland.The project is set to commence in 2023 and be fully operational by 2026,...
Rannoch Moor

Winners announced for Scottish Nature photography calendar

THE WINNERS of a nationwide photography competition have been announced and will now see their works included in a forthcoming calendar.The 13 images were selected from over 700 entries, which were taken after NatureScot...
A picture of an art display A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting', - Art News Scotland

Artist seeks mementoes of places before they sink without trace

AN ENVIRONMENTAL exhibition is urging people to find eye catching items in areas at risk from rising sea levels. The exhibition "A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting" aims to gather items from several areas...
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...
SNIPEF Fiona Hodgson - Business News Scotland

Hydrogen energy in Scotland moves forward after memorandum signing

HYDROGEN technology in Scotland has taken a step forward after two industry bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding.The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employer's Federation (SNIPEF) signed the memorandum with The Scottish Hydrogen...
Professor Bill Austin in India

Team of international scientists to investigate new management approach for vulnerable coastal wetlands in...

A TEAM of international scientists  led by two Scottish universities have been awarded research funding to investigate a new approach of vulnerable coastal wetland habitats in India.The University of St Andrews are working in...
A picture of the Firth of Clyde - Nature News Scotland

Firth of Clyde a ‘key source’ of juvenile whiting

A SCOTTISH river has been named as an important source for juvenile whiting in a significant discovery for UK fisheries.The Firth of Clyde and eastern Irish Sea were both found to contain an abundance...
Red Billed Chough - Nature News Scotland

Endangered bird conservation effective but more action needed

CONSERVATION measures to save a threatened species of bird have been effective but more needs to be done.A report published found that supplementary feeding and parasite treatment had been effective in helping the threatened...
Edinburgh University Old College Quad quad, after refurbishment. - Business News Scotland

Use pandemic recovery for green future, universities demand

AN INTERNATIONAL COALITION  of leading climate research universities has issued its first declaration ahead of the G20 Summit. The International Universities Climate Alliance statement implores world leaders to use the post- Covid-19 recovery to implement...
A scuba-diver inspecting oysters - Nature News Scotland

Groundbreaking report on Oyster habitat restoration to be published  – Nature News Scotland

A GROUNDBREAKING publication is due to be released this week on how to restore native European oyster habitats. The compendium of articles is said to detail more information than any publication before  about the value...
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Distressing photos show helpless robin with broken legs stuck on “inhumane” glue trap –...

HEARTBREAKING images show how a helpless robin broke its legs trying to free itself after getting stuck on an "inhumane" glue trap.The poor bird was found thrashing around trying to frantically unstick itself free...
city and night

Tackling ‘hidden’ energy costs could save big businesses millions – Business News Scotland

 BUSINESSES could save up to 30% on 'hidden' energy costs, thanks to new tech which helps interpret energy use according to one energy company.The figures from SSE reveal that energy consumers could also increase...
Train at primary school

School repurposes old train carriages into library – Environmental News UK

A PRIMARY school has started a massive upcycle project to create a quirky new school library and wellbeing hub - made from old train tracks and carriages.Staff at Kirk Merrington Primary School in Spennymoor,...
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