Climate pollution by Scotland’s water industry watchdog has trebled after more than 200 flights to London and abroad, prompting accusations of “hypocrisy”.
A public conservation body which has received millions of pounds of funding to restore Scotland’s peat bogs is allowing commercial peat extraction on its own land, The Ferret can reveal.
Standard Life Aberdeen, based in Edinburgh, invests in Chilean company Geopark, which had been planning to extract oil in the Loreto region of Peru.
Ineos has been underestimating climate pollution from its chemical plants at Grangemouth since 2016, according to the Scottish Government’s green watchdog.
Plans to mine peat in South Lanarkshire are “not consistent” with the Scottish Government’s targets to cut carbon pollution, says a leading climate scientist.
Plans to prolong the mining of peat at two sites in Dumfries and Galloway have alarmed environmental groups, who want a ban to protect the climate.
Rare birds in a conservation area on the Firth of Tay have been “devastated” by a huge wildfire during a dry spell in April, according to wildlife experts.
An American think tank which disputes climate change is planning to hold an event in Glasgow in the run-up to the United Nations climate summit in November.
A decision to allow the extraction of tens of thousands of tonnes of peat every year from a site in the Highlands has been labelled “incredibly disappointing” by environmental groups.