Scotland would need to see major lifestyle changes if it is to meet its climate target without relying on unproven carbon capture and storage technologies.
The number of annual inspections of sites regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency fell by a quarter over the last five years, prompting concerns about pollution.
New fossil fuel developments planned across Scotland will lock the country into polluting the climate for decades and help “fry the planet”, campaigners are warning.
The public sector in Scotland is being urged to step up its efforts to tackle the climate emergency, after a survey revealed that most government bodies have done little or nothing in response.
The Scottish Government is facing unprecedented pressure to overhaul its plans to cut climate pollution from farming from a powerful alliance of food and environment groups.
New evidence of the dramatic impact of carbon pollution on polar regions has prompted calls for the Scottish Government to toughen its climate targets.
The Scottish Government has announced an immediate ban on fracking, spelling an end to industry’s bid to drill for shale gas in Scotland.
Scotland’s vital infrastructure is under threat from coastal erosion and flooding, according to official assessments of climate pollution.
Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure to set up an independent inquiry into safety at North Sea oil rigs after incidents on the Elgin platform.