More than 350 cracks have been discovered in an ageing nuclear power reactor at Hunterston in North Ayrshire, breaching an agreed safety limit and prompting calls for a permanent shutdown.
A ban on the mechanical harvesting of kelp around Scotland's coast is to be backed by the Scottish Government, putting a company's controversial plans at risk.
Pollution from fish farm pesticides is more widespread than thought and is harming marine wildlife, according to the Scottish Government’s green watchdog.
The shooting of thousands of geese on Islay leaves many to suffer a slow death, contaminates the environment and is founded on “poor science”, according to a new scientific study.
Scottish Government minister Michael Russell said such hunting should be "stopped immediately".
Donald Trump’s golf resort in Aberdeenshire has been condemned as “poor” for sewage pollution by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
The fish farm caught on film with lice-infested salmon has been reprimanded by the Scottish Government - but the move has been damned as “truly pathetic” by critics.
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog is threatening court action against the petrochemical giant, Ineos, for failing to limit pollution from gas flaring near Grangemouth.
People issued with a fine for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal.