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Friends of the Earth Scotland

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IT'S TIME FOR SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TO PRODUCE THEIR VISION FOR THE GREEN RECOVERY

This week the Scottish Government is expected to announce its response to the recommendation from its Advisory Group on Economic Recovery....

MORE ACTION NEEDED ON CLIMATE THREAT OF METHANE

There has been increased concern about the role of methane in cause climate change in recent weeks. We all know that the main greenhouse...

 
 
 

HOW MUCH IS YOUR COUNCIL SPENDING ON SAFER STREETS?

Stay safe. Wear a mask. Keep 2 metres apart. Try to stay in your local area. Those are the messages we hear every day. But how well...

Using coronavirus as cover for forest destruction

USING CORONAVIRUS AS COVER FOR FOREST DESTRUCTION

In Indonesia and Sri Lanka the governments' responses to the coronavirus crisis threaten to destroy previously protected forests which...

 
 
 

SAVING THE PLANET STARTS AT HOME

Ahead of last week's UK mini-budget there were rumours that there would be a strong green element to the recovery spending plans, even...

How fracking in America makes Scotland the home of plastic production

HOW FRACKING IN AMERICA MAKES SCOTLAND THE HOME OF PLASTIC PRODUCTION

Plastic is all around us. It's in our homes, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. And now it's even been discovered...

 
 
 
How one woman stemmed the tide of period pollution

HOW ONE WOMAN STEMMED THE TIDE OF PERIOD POLLUTION

This Plastic Free July, we're delighted to share our interview with Ella Daish, who has been campaigning to eliminate all plastic from...

WHEN YOU'RE IN A HOLE, IT'S TIME TO STOP DIGGING

Coined in the 1950s the psychology term cognitive dissonance has become popularly understood to mean a situation where a person holds...

 
 
 

CLIMATE TRIPLE WHAMMY AS SCOTLAND MISSES TARGET

Last week brought three items of bad news on climate, one on the science, one on the breakdown of natural systems and one on our own...

Will bioplastics solve the problem of plastic pollution?

WILL BIOPLASTICS SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF PLASTIC POLLUTION?

Carlsberg, Coca-Cola and Danone have recently announced their backing for a project which would make plastic from plants rather than...

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS USED AS COVER FOR ESTONIAN FOSSIL FUEL EXPANSION

Two weeks ago we held the Friends of the Earth Europe AGM. Instead of being together in Croatia as we had planned, representatives...

THREATS TO AMAZON RAINFOREST INTENSIFY

The Amazon rainforest is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife, more than 300 tribes of indigenous people and absorbs around 5%...

 
 
 

WE NEED A JUST TRANSITION TO RESHAPE OUR ECONOMY FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET - SHARE YOUR VIEWS WITH THE JUST TRANSITION COMMISSION

Without a radical transformation of our economy, we face climate breakdown. While the Scottish Government has set demanding climate...

DELIVER A JUST AND GREEN RECOVERY FROM CORONAVIRUS

Last week the European Commission unveiled its proposals for a European COVID-19 recovery package, totalling €750bn. It is to fund...

 
 
 
The Circular Economy must be a key player in the fight against Climate Change

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY MUST BE A KEY PLAYER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Earlier this year, figures showed that resource consumption around the world had increased more than eight per cent in just two years...

THE RENEWABLE ENERGY REVOLUTION CONTINUES IN SCOTLAND

The UK has just experienced over a month when no coal was burned to make electricity, the first time since coal-fired power stations...

 
 
 
Making Polluters Pay

MAKING POLLUTERS PAY

Last week the Scottish Environment Protection Agency submitted a report to the Crown Office over six days of unplanned flaring at the...

The Fight for Recovery

THE FIGHT FOR RECOVERY

There are going to be billions spent on reviving the economy once the worst of the virus has passed and companies are already vying...

 
 
 

NEVER TOO EARLY TO ENGAGE WITH PLANNING

A decade ago a planning application was submitted for a large coal-fired power station at Hunterston in Ayrshire. The area already...

Coronavirus and the plastic industry

CORONAVIRUS AND THE PLASTIC INDUSTRY

As the coronavirus pandemic grabs hold of the world, the plastic industry has seen a resurgence with single-use plastics increasing...

 
 
 



Man City spies issue Lyon warning to Pep Guardiola after Real Madrid...

Man City spies issue Lyon warning to Pep Guardiola after Real Madrid Champions League win

Manchester City will face Lyon in the Champions League quarter-finals. Read more ...

Ronaldo heroics not enough as Juventus crash out of Champions League to Lyon

Ronaldo heroics not enough as Juventus crash out of Champions League to Lyon

JUVENTUS 2-1 LYON : A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't enough to save the Italian champions as Lyon made it into the Champions League quarter-finals Read more ...

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid - PLAYER RATINGS: Gabriel Jesus steals the...

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid - PLAYER RATINGS: Gabriel Jesus steals the show for the hosts

Manchester City advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with victory over Real Madrid. Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan gives his verdict on the displays from both sets... Read more ...

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, August 8

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, August 8

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Saturday's meetings at Newmarket, Ascot, Haydock and Uttoxeter. Read more ...

Juventus vs Lyon -  Champions League last 16: Live score, lineups and updates

Juventus vs Lyon -  Champions League last 16: Live score, lineups and updates

Juventus host Lyon in Turin this evening in their second leg of Champions League round of 16 clash in Turin. Read more ...

Manchester City vs Real Madrid -  Champions League last 16: Live score...

Manchester City vs Real Madrid -  Champions League last 16: Live score, lineups and updates

Follow all the action as Pep Guardiola's side look to book their place in the Champions League quarter finals. A place in Portugal's 'mini-tournament' is at stake for both... Read more ...

Protesters clash with police as crowd descends on station after boy arrested

Protesters clash with police as crowd descends on station after boy arrested

Video uploaded on social media shows a line of police officers standing guard outside Colindale Police Station in Barnet, north-west London, as a group of protestors gather at... Read more ...

Love Island winner Amber Gill tipped for Strictly Come Dancing 2020 line-up

Love Island winner Amber Gill tipped for Strictly Come Dancing 2020 line-up

Strictly Come Dancing's 2020 line-up could include the Love Island winner, according to the latest odds Read more ...

Raphael Varane apologises to team-mates after his two costly errors cost...

Raphael Varane apologises to team-mates after his two costly errors cost Real Madrid

Real Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League by Manchester City who secured a 4-2 aggregate victory. Defender Raphael Varane made two massive mistakes. Read more ...

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. will take 'indefinite leave...

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. will take 'indefinite leave of absence'

Liberty University President and prominent Trump supporter Jerry Falwell Jr. will take an indefinite leave from his position effective immediately it was announced Friday. Read more ...