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NO FUTURE FOR NUCLEAR POWER

Nuclear power is the ultimate unsustainable form of energy. For some electricity today, we are leaving a thousand generations of future...

TRANSPORT BILL CONTINUES ITS JOURNEY OF HIGHS AND LOWS

Just before the Scottish Parliament headed off on their summer holidays, the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee concluded Stage...

 
 
 

POLITICAL RHETORIC ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPROVING, BUT POLITICAL ACTION IS LAGGING BEHIND

It's been an incredibly busy couple of months for climate news, from declarations of climate emergency to net-zero announcements. Alongside...

TACKLING THE CLIMATE AND NATURE CRISES TOGETHER

A recent study found that forests will grow faster in the future climate changed world but they will also die younger. Trees that live...

 
 
 

2045 AND ALL THAT

Today the Scottish Parliament's Climate Change Committee have their first session considering amendments to the new Climate Bill, following...

IGNORING THE SCIENCE CAN'T PROTECT YOU FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

Donald Trump's denial of climate change reached new heights last week, with the White House banning the long-term climate projections...

 
 
 

MOTORWAYS VS NATURE

Last week I was in south-west Bulgaria at the AGM of Friends of the Earth Europe. The network spans 32 countries from Russia to Ireland...

THE END OF OIL

Today BP are holding their AGM in Aberdeen. Presumably they think they might be safer from protestors in the home of the UK oil and...

 
 
 

SOLIDARITY WITH FRONTLINE COMMUNITIES AT THE BP AGM

Oil giants BP held their global AGM in Aberdeen today, so we went along to call time on their harmful activities. Climate science is...

SEACHANGE REPORT SHOWS HOW WE CAN PROTECT CLIMATE AND CREATE JOBS

We have published an exciting new report with Oil Change International and Platform today: ‘ SEA CHANGE: Climate Emergency, Jobs and...

 
 
 

FLYING INTO TROUBLE

Last week's decision to scrap the plans to first halve and then do away with Air Departure Tax was a great move in the right direction...

RESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

When Nicola Sturgeon declared a Climate Emergency at the SNP conference, it sounded great, but what did it really mean in practice...

 
 
 
Scotland is now set to aim for net-zero climate emissions by 2045, but will that tackle the climate emergency?

SCOTLAND IS NOW SET TO AIM FOR NET-ZERO CLIMATE EMISSIONS BY 2045, BUT WILL THAT TACKLE THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY?

The Scottish Government announced the new target this morning, responding to advice from their climate advisors, the UK Committee on...

AS RBS CHIEF LEAVES, WILL IT USHER IN AN END TO FOSSIL FUEL FINANCE?

The timing of Ross McEwan's resignation as chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, on the morning of the bank's Annual General Meeting...

 
 
 

CRUCIAL CLIMATE CALCULATIONS WILL SET TARGETS FOR COMING DECADES

This week could determine whether Scotland will rise to the climate challenge or not, with the publication of a new report from the...

THE PRICE OF PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Last week I sent a letter to the Colombian Ambassador to the UK calling for an end to the violence against the indigenous and farmers...

 
 
 

ONE BILLION USELESS BITS OF PAPER

Last month California published a bill which would outlaw paper till receipts unless the customer specifically asks for one. In Scotland...

BUS COMPANIES REFUSE MONEY TO BATTLE AIR POLLUTION

A fund set up by the Scottish Government to improve older buses and reduce air pollution was snubbed by many bus operators, leaving...

 
 
 

SUPPORT FOR YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKES MUST MEAN REAL ACTION, NOT MORE EMPTY WORDS

Hundreds of thousands of students and school pupils are expected to walk out of class today and take to the streets to demand serious...

How to contact your MSPs about the school climate strike

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR MSPS ABOUT THE SCHOOL CLIMATE STRIKE

Who are my MSPs? Everyone in Scotland has 8 Members of the Scottish Parliament who represent them - one ‘constituency MSP' representing...

 
 
 



Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 Chelsea: Frank Lampard's side suffer shock defeat to...

Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 Chelsea: Frank Lampard's side suffer shock defeat to J1-League outfit

Chelsea suffered a shock defeat by J1-League side Kawasaki Frontale in Frank Lampard's third friendly in charge after a late winner from Leandro Damiao. Tiemoue Bakayoko limped... Read more ...

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte reveals feelings on Romelu Lukaku transfer...

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte reveals feelings on Romelu Lukaku transfer from Man Utd

INTER MILAN boss Antonio Conte has admitted he is getting frustrated in his pursuit to sign Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United this summer. Read more ...

Yellow vest protester James Goddard who called Anna Soubry a Nazi on live TV...

Yellow vest protester James Goddard who called Anna Soubry a Nazi on live TV admits harassment charge

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Tour de France 2019, stage 13 results and standings: Julian Alaphilippe wins...

Tour de France 2019, stage 13 results and standings: Julian Alaphilippe wins time trial in Pau to extend his lead

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Man City v Wolves: How to watch Asia Trophy on TV and live stream

Man City v Wolves: How to watch Asia Trophy on TV and live stream

Manchester City are the heavy favourites to win the Asia Trophy as they come up against Wolves in Shanghai on Saturday afternoon. Pep Guardiola's City demolished West Ham 4-1... Read more ...

Queer Eye: How to nominate someone for Queer Eye

Queer Eye: How to nominate someone for Queer Eye

QUEER EYE returned with season 4 on July 19 with 8 new ‘heroes' nominated for help from The Fab 5. Here's how to nominate someone for Queer Eye. Read more ...

Meghan Markle and Harry take director from Kate and William's charity for...

Meghan Markle and Harry take director from Kate and William's charity for new foundation

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have confirmed the name of their new charity after splitting from their joint foundation with Kate and William last month. Read more ...

“Don't take Michael back” - Love Island's Yewande writes open letter to Amber

“Don't take Michael back” - Love Island's Yewande writes open letter to Amber

Love Island's Yewande Biala has written an open letter to her former fellow Islander Amber Gill , begging her not to take back Michael Griffiths in the upcoming... Read more ...

Brexit activist Darren Grimes wins appeal against £20,000 Electoral...

Brexit activist Darren Grimes wins appeal against £20,000 Electoral Commission fine

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Murder probe launched after woman, 61, found dead at London home

Murder probe launched after woman, 61, found dead at London home

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead at a home in south-east London. The 61-year-old was discovered last night at a house in Beckenham. While... Read more ...