Environment & International

Lack of community costing Scots economy

Social isolation and disconnected communities is straining the wider economy

18th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Rich getting richer at the poor’s expense

Oxfam report highlights "grotesque" inequality in distribution of wealth

16th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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US website accuses aid worker of being MI6 spy

​A US-based website claims a Scots aid worker was working for MI6 before he death

16th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Revealed: Scotland’s most polluted streets

​Some of Scotland's streets contain dangerously high pollution levels

16th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Bid to give asylum seekers the right to work

Glasgow MP will take forward debate in which she will press for asylum seekers to be given right to work

11th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Police Scotland accused of criminalising country’s Kurds

Police Scotland is running the risk of victimising and criminalising an entire community, Kurdish campaigners have warned

10th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Tom Hiddleston apologises to aid workers for “inelegant” Golden Globes speech

Actor says his cumbersome awards speech was the result of nervousness

10th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Red Cross chief stands by NHS “humanitarian crisis” remarks

Head of Red Cross defends statement that the NHS in England is facing a humanitarian crisis

10th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Elusive wildcat caught on camera by charity

Elusive wildcats have been spotted at two National Trust for Scotland (NTS) sites in Aberdeenshire in recent months

9th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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New record for Scots wind power

Wind turbines creating enough energy to power all of Scotland for four straight days

9th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scots dumping rubbish on nature reserves

The Scottish Wildlife Trust says it is spending thousands of pounds a year clearing up rubbish including household waste from its nature reserves

5th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Volunteers gave 50,000 hours to environment charity

Scottish Wildlife Trust volunteers gave an incredible 50,000 hours of their time to the charity in 2016

4th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charity rapped by advertising watchdog over fracking claims

A charity said it will continue to stand up against fracking – despite agreeing not to repeat “misleading” claims it published in a leaflet

4th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Major conservation body seeks new chair

The body behind some of Scotland's biggest conservation success stories is looking for a new leader as Green politician stands down

4th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Can you help solve charity’s wildlife mystery?

A charity is looking for naturalists to help it solve a wildlife mystery

26th December 2016 by Graham Martin

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Public wants action on energy efficient homes

Public and charities call for more to be spent on making homes warm and energy efficient

26th December 2016 by Graham Martin

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Lottery players raise cash for war-torn Syria

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded £100,000 in emergency funding to the British Red Cross to support thousands of Syrian families

23rd December 2016 by Graham Martin

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Calls to stop the slaughter of endangered wading birds

Environmentalists are stepping up efforts to outlaw the hunting of endangered and declining birds in Britain

22nd December 2016 by Graham Martin

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