The Scottish Government missed its annual target to restore Scotland’s peatland by a wide margin in 2021-22 for the fourth consecutive year.
New data which appears to show Scottish Water’s carbon emissions increased in 2021-22 is proof the body faces “major challenges” in meeting its climate targets, an industry expert has told The Ferret.
Data released under freedom of information law shows the results of sampling for microplastics in Scottish seas in 2021 and 2022.
A proposed gas plant at Peterhead is on “rotten foundations” and could “seriously jeopardise” Scotland’s climate targets, the Scottish Government has been told.
'Eye-watering' interest payments on borrowing from the UK treasury are further squeezing council budgets, campaigners have argued.
Local authorities have been accused of issuing “escalating threats” to people behind on their council tax, after The Ferret found they have contracts worth up to £20m with debt collectors.
Scotland’s two largest local government pension funds have nearly half a billion pounds invested in firms which are still doing business in Russia.
Campaigners say that policies to get people to cycle more are not working for women, after new data was released by an active travel charity.
Environmentalists want banks to stop funding Shell if it proceeds with the controversial new Jackdaw gas field in the North Sea.