Edinburgh News: environment
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.
The longtime EISF director explains the art of science communication and why warnings from this year's Edinburgh Medal winner need to be heeded.
The Historic Scotland Rangers Service has put out a call for volunteers to leap into action and assist with the annual Spring migration of toads.
Edinburgh World Heritage's Green Heritage project and Transition Heriot-Watt are among the latest beneficiaries of a new round of £6.9 million funding to combat climate change.
Going out for a ramble or a ride in the countryside this weekend?
A new charity supporting the work of the Council-owned Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Learning was launched earlier today at Edinburgh City Chambers.
Edinburgh and London have been chosen as the joint locations for the government's new Green Investment Bank (GIB). The bank will be initially funded with £3bn of public money to invest in renewable energy projects.
Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Nature Reserve is already a popular beauty spot with a variety of striking landscapes: mature broadleaved woodland, a wildflower meadow, a wetland spot, a good-sized pond, a disused quarry, and a river, the Braid Burn, that flows through the reserve.
The team bidding to make Edinburgh home of the UK's new Green Investment Bank made a final push to secure the bank for the city today.
The Lib Dem/SNP coalition announced that the passage of the Council's budget yesterday will see "a massive boost" of £26m investment in priority areas such as children and the most
Edinburgh City Council is the first Scottish local authority to make the World Wildlife Fund’s Gold Pledge on forest products procurement.
The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (RGBE) has announced that is launching a new foodie festival this Spring - Science on a Plate.