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Edinburgh News: environment


Earth Hour Photo Competition

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh City Council is marking Earth Hour with a photo competition. Individuals, communities and businesses are being encouraged to share their pictures of what they are doing across Edinburgh to reduce the effects of climate change.

Scotland Strengthens Shark, Shakes and Rays Protection

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. 

Interview: Simon Gage, Edinburgh Science Festival Director

Simon Gage, director of the EISF

The longtime EISF director explains the art of science communication and why warnings from this year's Edinburgh Medal winner need to be heeded.

Toad Patrols Spring into Action

Toads on Holyrood Park road

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.

Gamesa Plants Could Create 800 Jobs in Leith

Gamesa wind turbine

Giant wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is planning to establish two plants in Leith with the creation of "about 800 jobs."

Climate Cash For Green Heritage Project

New Town Edinburgh

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.

Tread Lightly This Spring, Urges Nature Agency

Going out for a ramble or a ride in the countryside this weekend?

Charity Aims To Open Lagganlia Centre To More

A new charity supporting the work of the Council-owned Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Learning was launched earlier today at Edinburgh City Chambers.

Edinburgh To Be H.Q. of Green Investment Bank

View NE from Edinburgh Castle

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 Demonstration Garden Will Be Hands On

Hermitage Wildlife Garden Ground Breaking Ceremony

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.

Will Edinburgh Win Bid For Green Bank?

Edinburgh Castle from Calton Hill

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.

Edinburgh's Parks Win Gold COSLA Award

Princes Street Gardens West

The quality of Edinburgh’s parks and greenspaces has been recognised with a gold award at last night’s COSLA Excellence Awards.

Council's £26m Budget "Boost" Targets Children and Vulnerable

Edinburgh City Chambers

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 Pledges To Go For Gold on Sustainable Wood

Edinburgh City Council is the first Scottish local authority to make the World Wildlife Fund’s Gold Pledge on forest products procurement.

Video: Edible Garden Project at RGBE

With food security and food miles increasingly on people's minds, and lengthy allotment waiting lists, the Edib

Botanics To Launch Scotland's First Festival of Science and Food

Neil Forbes, chef

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (RGBE) has announced that is launching a new foodie festival this Spring - Science on a Plate.

Salmond Invites Energy Innovators to Edinburgh

First Minister Alex Salmond has invited some of the world's top energy innovators at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi to come to Scot

Edinburgh Trams Huge Damage to the Environment

The reports that the hugely unpopular Edinburgh trams project has caused the City Council to cut down some

Royal Highland Show Voted Top Agricultural Show in UK

QueenRHS4smc.jpg

The Royal Highland Show has been voted the top show in the UK by readers of a national farming magazine.

Local Success Story Kicks Off Year of Co-operatives in Scotland

Dusk in the Pentlands

A special event at Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative on Thursday marks the UN's International Year of Co-operatives in Scotland on Thursday.

Wind Warning Issued After Snowless Christmas

It was a green christmas for most of the UK, with no snow falling in major cities.

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