Information on thousands of environmental checks and pollution breaches over 15 months has been permanently lost because of a cyber attack.
Thirteen leading nature, environment and countryside advocates have been rejected as board members by the Scottish Government’s nature agency.
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog has lost £2.5 million income from industry permits and inspections following a debilitating cyber attack.
Five months after a cyber attack, the Scottish Government’s environment watchdog is still struggling to process pollution permits and planning applications.
Scottish ministers have the power to halt plans to dump nuclear waste on Aboriginal land in Australia which could breach human rights, according to government advisors.
Much vaunted plans to set fire to coal under the sea around Scotland are likely to be dealt a blow by an independent review for the Scottish Government.
Plans to gasify coal under the sea around Scotland could cause pollution, earthquakes, underground explosions, say government experts.