Yesterday, Greenpeace activists said that they successfully shut down 77 Shell petrol stations ("some more than once") in Edinburgh and London in protest at Shell's plans to drill in the ecologically fragile Arctic.
A new exhibition of nature photographs by 20 top British photographers is now on show at the Royal Botanic Garden.
Given the monstrous mismanagement of the Edinburgh trams project, and all the accompanying pain the saga has brought citizens over the years, it's sometimes a surprise to learn that actually parts of our local authority are quite respected by their profession.
Put a spring in your step by spending the morning at the beach!
The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 11.12am on 21 December in 2012.
The Summer Solstice is the point at which the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. It falls at 12.08am on Thursday 21 June bringing the longest day of the year. It will bring Edinburgh a total of 17 hours and 37 mins of daylight.
Online woodland database VisitWoods is holding a Photography Competition. VisitWoods (which I've posted about before) is a publicly funded web project designed to encourage greater awareness about British woods. The competition is a way of encouraging people to find out more about their native woodlands and to get out and share photos of their explorations.