Leaked report shows Scotland missed target for marine wildlife protection

The Scottish government has failed to meet its target for preventing damage to important marine life, according to a leaked report by scientists from Scotland’s nature agency that shows losses of vital underwater habitats.

Councils warned not to forget climate emergency – Environment Journal

Scotland’s local authorities have been warned not to forget the climate emergency in budget planning. In the wake of Covid-19, council budgets are expected to be tighter than ever, placing pressure on public services across the board. However, conservation specialists Kaitaki Consulting, have

Glasgow’s bid to be green city revealed one year ahead of COP26

The problem is global; the solution, local. World governments are squabbling over what – sometimes, if anything – they need to do to tackle the climate emergency. Donald Trump’s America a year ago gave 12-month’s notice that it would pull out of the last big international environmental deal, the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Scotland to burn 1m extra tonnes of waste a year

ENVIRONMENTAL organisation Friends of the Earth Scotland has uncovered plans for the country to burn at least an extra one million tonnes of waste each year. The campaigning group says the huge increase in capacity threatens the Scottish Government’s recycling targets and its plans to move to a “Circular Economy” – an economic system aimed at eliminating waste.

Mossmorran: Environmental officers probe chemical plant flaring

Chris Dailly, Sepa’s head of environmental performance, said: “Whilst limited, controlled flaring is an authorised and important safety feature of industrial sites, we know it has been happening too often at Mossmorran and the community impacts are often significant.

Fury as fish farm pesticide pollution rises 72% in a year

Pollution of Scotland’s lochs from a toxic fish farm pesticide has leapt 72 per cent in a year, according to data from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa). Levels of azamethiphos discharged by 76 caged fish farms around the coast increased from 166 kilograms in 2018 to 286 kilograms in 2019.

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