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Will the Transport Bill take us where we need to go?

WILL THE TRANSPORT BILL TAKE US WHERE WE NEED TO GO?

The Transport Bill passed by the Scottish Parliament this week, contains a suite of new powers for councils, including low emission...

Glasgow climate conference needs harmonious approach

GLASGOW CLIMATE CONFERENCE NEEDS HARMONIOUS APPROACH

A year ago today saw the publication of the seminal 1.5ºC report from the IPCC - the official grouping of the world's climate scientists....

 
 
 
Plastic and climate change: the true cost of our throwaway culture

PLASTIC AND CLIMATE CHANGE: THE TRUE COST OF OUR THROWAWAY CULTURE

Plastic is having a devastating impact on our planet. You only have to look around to see the effect it's having whether it's from...

The end of the road for fracking in Scotland

THE END OF THE ROAD FOR FRACKING IN SCOTLAND

Eight years after communities on the frontline of fracking in Scotland first started fighting the industry, and a little under 5 years...

 
 
 

ENERGY CHOICES FOR THE CLIMATE

As we seek to reduce climate emissions even faster than before we are in serious danger of taking the wrong road. Last week's vote...

How to divest a nation from fossil fuels

HOW TO DIVEST A NATION FROM FOSSIL FUELS

Scotland as a nation is still heavily invested in the companies most responsible for climate change. To get a glimpse of how we might...

 
 
 
People Power delivers increased action in the Climate Bill

PEOPLE POWER DELIVERS INCREASED ACTION IN THE CLIMATE BILL

The Scottish Parliament today passed a new climate law for Scotland, with public pressure forcing the Government to accept stronger...

BATTLES LINES ARE DRAWN FOR CLIMATE FIGHT AT PARLIAMENT

After Friday's amazing global rallies on climate change, the battle lines are now drawn for the most important decisions the Scottish...

 
 
 

TURN THE ENERGY OF CLIMATESTRIKE INTO ACTION IN THE PARLIAMENT

Days like today give me hope. As a person who spends their life campaigning on climate change, and not always seeing results, that...

JUST DAYS LEFT TO IMPROVE THE CLIMATE BILL

We all know that the world is in a state of climate emergency. While we're not yet feeling the impact on our lives here in Scotland,...

 
 
 

OIL FANTASY

Last week the oil industry was having its annual jamboree in Aberdeen and telling everyone that the best way to reduce climate emissions...

Why we're supporting the Global Climate Strikes on 20th September

WHY WE'RE SUPPORTING THE GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKES ON 20TH SEPTEMBER

Millions of school children across the world have been walking out of lessons every Friday to strike for climate action. The children...

 
 
 

CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE BIGGEST THREAT FACING MY CHILDREN, THAT'S WHY I'M TAKING ACTION

Elizabeth Cripps is a climate justice researcher at the University of Edinburgh, a mother of two, and co-organiser of Edinburgh Mothers...

DON'T FORGET THE PEOPLE OF THE AMAZON

The fires in the Amazon are a disaster for the environment. But they are even worse for the people who live there. In 1986 I was in...

 
 
 

GOOD COP, BAD COP - UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE COMES TO GLASGOW

The idea that the 2020 UN climate conference is almost certainly coming to Glasgow is both a very exciting and rather terrifying prospect. The...

25 YEARS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNING

This Thursday will be the 25th anniversary of my first day at Friends of the Earth Scotland, so it seems worth looking at whether things...

 
 
 

PLANNING SCOTLAND'S TRANSPORT FUTURE IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY

The Scottish Government are consulting on their new National Transport Strategy. This will set the vision for the next twenty years...

GREEN JOBS: FOR JUSTICE, AND THE PLANET

I'm Ryan, and I recently started working at Friends of the Earth Scotland in a new role as Just Transition Campaigner. If we're to...

 
 
 

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

The Edinburgh Festival is here again with all the delights and stress that it entails. We're really lucky to have the world's largest...

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...

 
 
 



Man Utd fans handed hope by Sergio Romero record amid David de Gea injury

Man Utd fans handed hope by Sergio Romero record amid David de Gea injury

De Gea was substituted due to injury during Spain's draw with Sweden on Tuesday ahead of the clash with Liverpool Read more ...

Google just laid out its vision for the future of the smartphone with its...

Google just laid out its vision for the future of the smartphone with its new Pixel 4 - here's how it compares to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro

Google unveiled the Pixel 4 on Tuesday, its newest flagship smartphone . The phone comes with new motion sensors for unlocking the device more quickly and performing tasks... Read more ...

Harry Dunn's Parents Refuse To Meet US Diplomat's Wife At Trump's White House

Harry Dunn's Parents Refuse To Meet US Diplomat's Wife At Trump's White House

The parents of teenager Harry Dunn have chosen not to meet the American woman involved in the crash which killed their 19-year-old son. The unexpected offer came at a White... Read more ...

BREAKING Bulgaria football president resigns after night of racism shame...

BREAKING Bulgaria football president resigns after night of racism shame against England

President of the Bulgarian Football Union, Borislav Mihaylov, has resigned after the incidents which took place on Monday night Read more ...

Mel B, 44, had a 'wild secret fling' with X Factor winner James Arthur, 31

Mel B, 44, had a 'wild secret fling' with X Factor winner James Arthur, 31

The Spice Girls star, who is 13 years older than the Impossible hitmaker, is said to have 'hit it off' with the singer after he performed on the NBC talent show. Read more ...

Harry Dunn's mum says Trump held her hand at extraordinary White House meeting

Harry Dunn's mum says Trump held her hand at extraordinary White House meeting

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn met the President to talk about the death of their 19-year-old son Read more ...

Switzerland 2 Republic of Ireland 0: Boys in Green miss chance to qualify...

Switzerland 2 Republic of Ireland 0: Boys in Green miss chance to qualify for Euro 2020 as Seamus Coleman is sent off

IRELAND missed the chance to qualify for Euro 2020 after a 2-0 defeat to Switzerland in Geneva. The Boys in Green still have the chance to make it to next year's tournament if... Read more ...

Eddie Nketiah bags hat-trick as Callum Hudson-Odoi steals show in England...

Eddie Nketiah bags hat-trick as Callum Hudson-Odoi steals show in England U21 rout

ENGLAND U21S 5-1 AUSTRIA U21s: Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi was in unstoppable form at Stadium:mk Read more ...

Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov reveals what he said to supporters after...

Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov reveals what he said to supporters after racist abuse of England stars

Ivelin Popov attempted to calm down Bulgaria supporters at half-time against England Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov has condemned the actions of his country's supporters after... Read more ...

De Gea injury scare for Manchester United as goalkeeper limps off in Spain clash

De Gea injury scare for Manchester United as goalkeeper limps off in Spain clash

Manchester United face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the injury suffered by David De Gea while playing for Spain on Tuesday night. Read more ...