City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Science Festival: Ice Man in a Warming World

Fjord and Glacier in East-Central Greenland (NASA)

When looking for signs of global warming, the melting of the world’s glaciers and ice sheets is often cited as the one of most glaring indicators.

Edinburgh Science Festival

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 mission at Sea of Tranquility, the Moon, 1969

Founded in 1988, the Edinburgh Science Festival brings together a programme of around 270 educational and interactive activities for the wee ones, and events and talks for adults in around 30 venues across town.

Science Festival Director Amanda Tyndall Tackles Climate Change

Edinburgh Science Festival 2019 programme launch feat. Emma Bodiam - credit Ian Georgeson -ed.JPG

In the sphere of climate change, 19th century Irish physicist John Tyndall (1820-1893) is a giant.

Science Festival: Oceans in Crisis, A Public Debate

Ocean nets and rubbish

We all rely on the seas for their abundant food, mineral and energy resources and yet more than 90% of the deep oceans remain totally unexplored.

Edinburgh Science Director: It's Not Technology Standing in the Way of Saving Planet Earth

Earth viewed from orbit on Apollo 8 - by William Anders, NASA

One of the events around climate change at the Edinburgh Science Festival (6-21 April) takes as its starting point the rallying cry "12 Years to Save the Planet".

Science Festival: How Many Is Too Many?

Over-population

Malthus was right. There is not enough planet to sustain the growing human population, particularly given our species' profligate use of land and resources.

Shipwrecked Concepts and Washed-up Things: Some Lessons the Sea Can Teach Us About the Earth

Professor Tim Ingold will draw on the work of Robert Callender to reflect on the state of play in the constant battle between the concept-driven attempts of earthbound humans to impose some order on t

BBC's "Gardener's Question Time" Joins Botanic's Summer Party

Flower yellow

BBC Radio 4's popular gardening programme Gardener's Question Time will be recording its next show at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh's Summer Garden Party this afternoon.

First Detailed Map of Scotland's Native Woodlands Published

Deer herd at Mar Lodge estate near Braemore

Scotland’s first complete map and dataset of Scotland's native woodlands was revealed yesterday (Monday).

Edinburgh University Talk: The Intertwined World of 'Peak' Oil, Renewables and Sustainability

Dr Michael Shaver, Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Chemistry at Edinburgh University, presents "The Intertwined World of 'Peak' Oil, Renewables and Sustainability".