Salmon firms accused of hiding lice levels
Salmon farming companies in Scotland have been accused of exploiting “loopholes” to hide infestations of lice that cause suffering and harm wild fish.
Plan for eating beavers abandoned after Ferret queries
A proposal to investigate eating beavers to limit their numbers was dropped from Scotland’s new wild beaver strategy following inquiries from The Ferret.
Revealed: the 49 Scottish beaches polluted by sewage￼
More than half of Scotland’s most popular beaches have been contaminated with sewage in breach of safety limits this summer.
Trident nuclear projects branded as unachievable￼
Two projects vital for renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde have been damned as “unachievable” by a UK Government watchdog.
Killing krill: supermarkets and salmon farms under fire
Leading supermarkets and salmon farming companies have been accused of “plundering” the Antarctic for krill and depriving whales, seals and penguins of food.
Revealed: the drugs that are poisoning Scotland’s water
Medicinal drugs have polluted Scotland’s waterways in breach of safety levels more than 2,300 times over seven years.
Closure of historic Edinburgh footpath to be reviewed
The closure of one of Edinburgh’s most famous footpaths is to be reviewed following pressure from access and conservation groups.
We may have lost red squirrel nests, says forestry agency￼
The Scottish Government’s forestry agency has admitted that red squirrel nests may be “lost” when it cuts down trees.
Ministers urged to reject new Peterhead gas plant
A proposed gas plant at Peterhead is on “rotten foundations” and could “seriously jeopardise” Scotland’s climate targets, the Scottish Government has been told.