The Scottish Government has admitted its target to restore peatlands has been missed for the fifth year running.
An area of peatlands restored last year by the Scottish Government is nearly one third lower than it publicly claimed, new data has revealed.
A multinational which extracts peat from a site in Dumfries and Galloway has allegedly breached planning permission, according to local authority documents.
Anti-nuclear campaigners have accused organisations supporting plans for a nuclear fusion plant in North Ayrshire of having promoted the project with “half truths” and warned it would be “dangerous” for the environment.
A senior figure at NatureScot expressed concern there was no “coherent strategy” at the Scottish Government’s wildlife agency on how to tackle the decline of some of Scotland’s most precious natural sites.
An attempt by a fertiliser multinational to extend peat extraction in south-west Scotland has been unanimously rejected by a council on grounds it would contribute to climate change.
A west coast island sold off by the National Trust for Scotland should be maintained and monitored in the long-term due to its considerable scientific interest and nature conservation importance, according to an ecological survey.
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.
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.