News from Environment
The Peruvian Government is yet again failing to protect the rights of its Indigenous citizens, and if history is anything to go by it is no wonder that the Matses tribe fear for themselves and other nearby tribal peoples. Sarah Gilbertz reports. Our lead
Richard Dolesh reports on a recently published study, the findings of which support what most of us know intuitively - that nature is good for us. Just being in nature can give you an emotional lift A walk in the park can calm and restore you. This is so
AS MANY as a third of common land animals could see dramatic losses this century because of climate change, scientists predict. And more than half of plants could be hit the same way as habitats become unsuitable for numerous species. The collapse of eco
COMMUNITIES are being killed off by the coal industry and councils who have both failed to ensure that abandoned opencast mines are cleared up, residents are warning. Campaigners claim almost a dozen mines across Scotland blight the landscape because ple
PROPERTY tycoon Donald Trump yesterday vowed to take Alex Salmond "to hell" as he prepared to launch a legal challenge to the Scottish Government's support for an offshore wind farm. SEE ALSO: • Vatenfall looking to sell stake in Trump wind...
SCOTTISH Natural Heritage (SNH) is facing a clash with developers over plans to declare dozens of waterfalls off-limits to new schemes to provide hydro-electric power. The government’s countryside protection agency has identified areas on more than 130 b
There will be a dramatic global decline in the number of animal and plant species this century if the world continues to procrastinate over measures to cut carbon dioxide emissions to limit climate change, a study has found. Current CO2 emissions are cur
The number of lambs born in the United Kingdom has fallen to a 30-year low after a year of bad weather, culminating in blizzards. Rain and snow led to undernourished ewes – which are less likely to have multiple births – and extreme weather conditions an
The plan for a "mega-farm" of 25,000 pigs in Derbyshire should make us uneasy. As should the proposals for a 1,000-cow dairy factory in Wales and for a 15,000-ton-a-year salmon farm in Galway Bay off Ireland, on which we also report today.
ALEX Salmond will struggle to fulfil his ambitious renewable targets as a result of Scottish Government proposals to increase wind farm-free zones around towns, a leading energy expert has claimed. David Toke, an Aberdeen University academic studying ene
Campaigners warn against rise of the 'mega-farms': Could massive pig, fish and dairy units harm the...
Farming in the British Isles is on the verge of a dramatic step towards industrialisation with the establishment of "mega-farms" for salmon, pigs and cows, which opponents claim put the environment and human health at risk. The Government...
Where there's Mucking, there's grass: For 50 years an old quarry was a giant rubbish dump. Now it's a...
An Essex landfill site which once took 15 per cent of all London's rubbish has been ingeniously transformed into a nature reserve. The tip, full to a depth of 30 metres with the capital's garbage, was first covered with earth and then turned into grassla
THE fate of the controversial offshore wind farm which led Donald Trump to pull the plug on future investment in his luxury Scottish golf resort was plunged into uncertainty last night. • Vattenfall puts 75% stake in European Offshore Wind Development Ce
Migratory waterbirds have shifted their wintering areas north-eastwards due to Europe's changing climate, scientists have revealed. They found a strong link between changes in the numbers of goldeneyes, tufted ducks and goosanders wintering across northe
The Government is facing an exodus of senior energy and climate change advisers amid growing concerns that decisive action to tackle global warming is falling victim to Treasury intransigence. It emerged that Ben Moxham, David Cameron’s respected adviser
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