City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment

Olympic Cheerleaders Feel the Chill

It promised "belly dancing, hula-hooping and a samba conga to West Princes St Gardens from Edinburgh's Big Screen on Festival Square.

Video: Pandas In The Mood For Love

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.

Earth Hour: We're In It Together

Earth lights from space

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.

Video: Scottish Leaders on Earth Hour 2012

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.

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

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