Edinburgh News: environment
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.
A new exhibition of nature photographs by 20 top British photographers is now on show at the Royal Botanic Garden.
Given the monstrous mismanagement of the Edinburgh trams project, and all the accompanying pain the saga has brought citizens over the years, it's sometimes a surprise to learn that actually parts of our local authority are quite respected by their profession.
Online woodland database VisitWoods is holding a Photography Competition. VisitWoods (which I've posted about before) is a publicly funded web project designed to encourage greater awareness about British woods. The competition is a way of encouraging people to find out more about their native woodlands and to get out and share photos of their explorations.
The Royal Highland Show and its organisers the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland are well accustomed to handing out awards to prize winning livestock, food and drink products and innovative farm equipment.
Engineering buffs, students, and those curious about how we tap energy from our rivers, will welcome a forthcoming joint project between Scotland and Norway to document the development of the hydro-industry.
A tip-off by an alert resident on the isle of Rum National Nature Reserve (NNR) helped catch egg thief Matthew Gonshaw.
Overworked or overstressed? Nature charity the Woodland Trust has a potential cure for you. The Trust is suggesting people take a relaxing walk in the woods to enjoy bluebell season.
‘Someone else can arrange this.’ Supposedly the last words of mid-twentieth century domestic goddess Constance Spry, they also sum up the attitude of most governments to the growing iss
It's mating time for the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo. Tian Tian, the female panda, calls out to Yang Guang and presses her body up against the grate shortly before the pandas meet for the first time.
Tomorrow (Saturday 31st March) at 8.30pm, Edinburgh joins cities around the world by powering down for Earth Hour.
Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and the Scott Monument are among familiar Scottish landmarks that will be sharing sixty minutes of darkness. Following the completion of its 2-year long repainting, the Forth Rail Bridge will go dark for the first time in support of Earth Hour.
Scottish political leaders join together in promoting Earth Hour in this video, explaining why they see it as important and what they will be doing during the 60 minutes when the lights go off.
Vulnerable species of fish will benefit from greater protection after the Scottish Government's Sharks Skates and Rays (Prohibition of Fishing) Order came into force today (March 30). The legislation covers 26 species, including angel sharks, tope sharks, common skate and undulate rays.