City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


EIFF Retrospectives: Richard Fleischer and Jean Grémillon

Long before NASA scientist James Hansen brought the spectre of climate change to the mainstream with

25th Edinburgh International Science Festival Looks Into The Future

Ugly Animal Preservation Society

The Edinburgh International Science Festival marks 25 years, from 23rd March, with two weeks of events that look forward to the next 25 y

Video: Professor Timothy Lang on Climate Change and Food Production

Timothy Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University London, talks about why we as individual consumers, and supermarkets as society's major food suppliers, must plan for a very different food

Film of the Week: Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice - a descent into the ice pit

In 2007, National Geographic photographer James Balog set out to capture man-made global warming in action.

Pandas Mark One Year Anniversary in Edinburgh

Tian Tian eats cake

Edinburgh Zoo's pair of giant pandas, Tian Tian (Sweetie) and Yuang Guang (Sunshine), have lived up to their billing as star attractions a year after their arrival in the capital.

An Oak's Tale Comes to Royal Botanic Garden

A single 222-year-old oak tree is the star of a new exhibition at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), from October 12 to December 2.

Film of the Week: Surviving Progress

Surviving Progress promo

Surviving Progress, a Canadian documentary by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks (who will be attending the Filmhouse screening), provides a series of thought-provoking interviews with leading thinkers

Porcelain Pods Spread Far and Wide In Craft Giveaway

This Saturday sees the inaugural Big Craft Giveway, an event funded by Creative Scotland, which encourages people to make, enjoy, and share

Dutch Elm Table Presented to Edinburgh Lord Provost

Edinburgh Lord Provost receives a commemorative table

Edinburgh's Lord Provost was presented with a commemorative table hand-made by the Scottish Furniture Makers Association (SFMA) at a special ceremony in the C

Edinburgh Wins "Most Beautiful" City Award

Edinburgh has won a "best in class" award in the annual Keep Scotland Beautiful awards run by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Council Looks to Tap Funds for Flood Prevention

Water of Leith (Stockbridge) flood defences construction

Edinburgh Council will be continuing talks with the Scottish Government and local government umbrella body COSLA over a funding shortfall for the second and third phases of flood prevention works o

Traditional Buildings Can Be Energy Efficient Says Heritage Agency

New Town Edinburgh

Traditional Scottish buildings should not be seen as draughty old energy hogs, but rather as an asset, an energy efficiency seminar will be told in Edinburgh next week.

What future for China and Central Asia?, EIBF 2012, Review

These two speakers, both acknowledged experts on their subjects, gave a succinct analysis of the current situation in China and Central Asia with a survey of future prospects that cleared away many

Up to £2,500 Grants For Recycling Projects

The deadline for Edinburgh City Council's Waste Action Grants, worth up up to £2,500, is drawing close.

Olympic Legacy Should Start in Hoy's Home Town

Leith Walk - view from above

Britain's cyclists have proved indomitable at the London Olympics winning seven out of ten golds at the London velodrome, with track sprinter Chris Hoy's sixth gold medal making British Olympic his

Wojtek the Bear Review

Sue Muir, James Sutherland (Wojtek) and John McColl in Wojtek the bear

For those of a certain generation and set of experiences, both in Edinburgh and beyond, Wojtek the ‘Polish’ bear evokes particular memories.

Photos Show Edinburgh Tram Works "On Schedule"

Tram works July '12 - Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Council has released a series of images showing that Edinburgh's troubled tram appears to be taking shape, with track being laid in the city ce

Recycling Push Sees End of Weekly Wheelie Bin Collection

Food compostables

Wheelie bins will be collected in Edinburgh every fortnight instead of every week from September as a measure to encourage Edinburgh residents to separate their "waste" before it goes out

Edinburgh Parks Increase Tally of Green Flags

Corstorphine Hill Dog Walker

Edinburgh's Parks and green spaces have won a record 24 Green Flag Awards in the UK competition this year.

Video: Greenpeace Hits Shell Petrol Stations

Yesterday, Greenpeace activists said that they successfully shut down 77 Shell petrol stations ("some more than once") in Edinburgh and London in protest at Shell's plans to drill in the ecologically fragile Arctic. 

"Taste" Cancels as Flooding Hits Edinburgh

July in Edinburgh, and residents are cleaning up after after torrential rain turned roads into rivers and fields into swimming pools (see fo

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