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.
Scottish ministers refused to join with their Welsh and English counterparts in supporting proposals for a ban on the sale of peat-based compost across the three nations, we can reveal.
Data released under freedom of information law shows the results of sampling for microplastics in Scottish seas in 2021 and 2022.
Conservationists have welcomed plans by the Scottish Government’s woodland agency to bring beavers to three new sites on its vast estate before the end of this year.
The closure of one of Edinburgh’s most famous footpaths is to be reviewed following pressure from access and conservation groups.
The Scottish Government’s forestry agency has admitted that red squirrel nests may be “lost” when it cuts down trees.
A proposed gas plant at Peterhead is on “rotten foundations” and could “seriously jeopardise” Scotland’s climate targets, the Scottish Government has been told.
The UK nuclear industry has stepped up its lobbying of MSPs to try and reverse Holyrood's opposition to new nuclear power stations.