About 150 people in Edinburgh joined in yesterday's International Day of Climate Action by forming a human "350" outside the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood.
The 7th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival returns to the Capital from 15-18 October, with controversial American climber Timmy O'Neill topping the bill. O'Neill, 40, hails from Boulder, Colorado and has made his name in the extreme climbing discipline of ‘buildering' which involves climbing city centre buildings and structures without a rope. ‘Slacklining' - walking along a rope strung between rock towers - is another of this extreme climber's favourite pastimes.
World leaders meet in Copenhagen in December to agree on a climate action plan to replace the Kyoto Protocol. Climate scientists tell us that this is probably the last chance mankind has to avert catastrophic climate change - do too little and the future will be characterised by floods, droughts, fires, mass human migrations, wars, desertification, and such like on an ever-increasing scale.
The City of Edinburgh Council has won two Green Apple Awards for environmental projects. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the House of Commons, Westminster on 17 November, when top winners will also have their chance to go to the next round and represent the UK in an event in Brussels - the European Business Awards for the Environment.
A new study outlines a vision of a UK High Speed Rail network that would cut journey times between Edinburgh and London to 2 hours 40 minutes.
Greengauge 21's "Fast Forward: A high-speed Rail Strategy for Britain" recommends a network of mainly new railways operating at up to 200mph
A free and fun day out at Holyrood Park offering families the chance to take part in a unique scientific survey - and find out all about the range of wildlife and plants to be found not only in the
An old rifle discovered last year by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) staff on a north east nature reserve has just been identified as a French rifle from the 1800s. Staff from the National War Museum in Edinburgh have confirmed what it is, but the mystery still remains as to how it got there.
As of this morning (Monday 27 July), the City of Edinburgh Council has contracted an external company to collect the City's trade waste.
Keen eyed walkers and modern technology are combining to help save a rare jewel of the Scottish landscape. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is asking people to join the hundreds from all over Scotland who have already submitted records over the internet for the lesser butterfly orchid, Platanthera bifolia. This beautiful wild orchid with creamy white flowers with a short flowering season in July has been reported from more than 260 sites over the past three years.
An Edinburgh school has beaten off competition from around the United Kingdom to be shortlisted for a top energy award. Currie Community High School is the only Scottish entry to be recognised at the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2009.