City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


Egg Thief Sentenced in Inverness

A tip-off by an alert resident on the isle of Rum National Nature Reserve (NNR) helped catch egg thief Matthew Gonshaw.

Banish Blues In A Wood of Bluebells

Bluebells wood

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.

Young People and Nature - Edinburgh Medal Address

James Hansen - Edinburgh medal recipient 2012

‘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

Edinburgh Medal Winner's Climate Predictions 30 Years On

NASA scientist James Hansen has been giving his Edinburgh Medal address tonight...more will be posted here from that later by Bill who is at the talk and presentation (EDIT read Bill's review).

Easter Getaways Keep Edinburgh Airport Busy

Edinburgh Airport is predicting 140,000 passengers will pass through its terminals in "one of its busiest weekends of the year" by the end of this Easter break.

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.