Senior Scottish Government forestry officials feared that a £5 million tree-planting deal with oil giant, Shell, could be viewed as “greenwashing”, according to internal emails.
Over 170,000 litres of a weedkiller officially classified as a probable cause of cancer have been widely used by local authorities across Scotland in the last five years.
EDF Energy under fire for advising that the emergency zone to protect people around cracked nuclear reactors at Hunterston could be shrunk to a kilometre.
Holyrood's £86 million pension fund has ploughed more money into fossil fuels and opposed bids to combat sexual harassment and hate speech after agreeing to make investments more ethical.
Ten oil companies are planning to invest £6.8 billion in six major new projects in the North Sea in breach of international targets to cut climate pollution.
The graphite cores of two ageing nuclear reactors at Hunterston in North Ayrshire have begun to crumble as cracks spread.
The Scottish Government’s civil service chief, Leslie Evans, has flown to and from London four times more often than going by train while telling her 6,000 officials to “avoid domestic air travel".
A sea loch on the west coast of Scotland prized for its wildlife has been polluted by countless thousands of scraps of plastic waste from the manufacture of salmon farm cages on the shore.
Scottish ministers have rejected calls for a watertight legal ban on fracking, promising instead that they would use planning policy to block the technology indefinitely.