The area of new woodland being created in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level in five years, a new analysis by The Ferret has found.
Edinburgh councillors have voted to give local communities more power to appeal planning decisions and level the playing field between developers and residents.
Government woodland bosses have been criticised for failing to bring beavers back to state-owned Scottish land and save them from possible shooting.
Nearly 90,000 chickens and other birds have been culled in Scotland to prevent the spread of the UK's worst ever bird flu outbreak, The Ferret can reveal.
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.
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.
The number of Scottish natural habitats and wild species in good condition has decreased since last year, according to the agency tasked with protecting Scotland’s natural heritage.
Freedom of information requests to the UK and Scottish governments reveal that authorities have no idea how much peat is being removed and sold commercially.
The Scottish Government agency responsible for protecting wildlife has licensed the killing of 130,000 wild animals in the last five years.