Woodland bosses accused of failure and putting beavers at risk from guns
Government woodland bosses have been criticised for failing to bring beavers back to state-owned Scottish land and save them from possible shooting.
Fewer than 1% of unauthorised tree fellings in Scotland result in prosecution
Fewer than one per cent of unauthorised tree fellings reported to Scottish Forestry have ended in a successful prosecution over nearly a decade, The Ferret has found.
Fife hydrogen trial short on sign ups despite offering £1k ‘bribe’
A ‘world-first’ trial of hydrogen heating systems in Fife is yet to sign up its targeted number of households despite offering residents £1,000 to take part.
Tories receive £1.7m in donations from fossil fuel sector and climate sceptics
The Conservative Party and its MPs have registered more than £1.7m in donations from climate sceptics and fossil fuel interests since the 2019 general election.
Concerns over Perth climate plan as more money spent on new road
Concerns have been raised about how Perth and Kinross council will pay for its climate change plan after it used half of its funds on a new road.
Revealed: the 49 Scottish beaches polluted by sewage￼
More than half of Scotland’s most popular beaches have been contaminated with sewage in breach of safety limits this summer.
Revealed: Millions of gamebirds imported into Scotland from overseas
Nearly three million gamebird chicks have been imported into Scotland from overseas battery farms to be shot at sporting estates in recent years, we can reveal.
Industry lobbies MSPs to back nuclear power￼
The UK nuclear industry has stepped up its lobbying of MSPs to try and reverse Holyrood's opposition to new nuclear power stations.
Councils could be “massively underestimating” their climate emissions
Concerns have been raised that Scottish local authorities are “massively underestimating” their carbon footprints, after an external review of one council’s climate pollution saw its reported emissions quadruple in one year.