The Scottish Science Advisory Council also cautioned that there was a risk that hydrogen heating could be promoted to benefit commercial interests.
Alongside claims of bullying, responses to an internal survey at SEPA also said “it is not safe to speak out” at the environmental agency.
A ‘world-first’ trial of hydrogen heating systems in Fife is yet to sign up its targeted number of households despite offering residents £1,000 to take part.
The Scottish Government has launched an investigation after a bullet shell was found during an inspection of a fish farm off North Uist.
As the recession in the UK deepens, more Scottish cultural venues could be taken over by multinational firms and private developers.
Global firms linked to tax havens own or operate Scottish theatres, music venues, pubs and bars, analysis by The Ferret has found.
Rich countries are spending at least 30 times more on their military than climate finance for climate vulnerable nations.
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog launched an investigation into rises in toxic pollution from two wood production plants in Stirlingshire and Ayrshire.
Industrial emissions of ammonia – a pollutant that damages ecosystems and threatens human health – increased by more than ten per cent in Scotland last year.