The Scottish Government must give assurances that it will focus its spending on low-carbon projects as part of attempts to tackle the climate emergency, Holyrood's Environment Committee has said.
Millions of people are taking to the streets across the world in what could be the largest climate protest in history.
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is due to set sail from Plymouth to attend UN summits in New York and Chile on tackling global warming.
Government officials do not know how much dangerous air pollution is being emitted by diesel trains across the country, a response to a Freedom of Information request suggests.
Michael Gove is promising to deliver a “green Brexit”, which sets global gold standards on policies ranging from pesticides to wildlife protection and animal welfare.
Two groups who regularly clash on outdoor issues have joined forces to press for more protection for the Scottish landscape.
US President Donald Trump's administration has drawn heavily from the energy industry lobby to build its team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The UK is set to ratify the world’s first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change after Parliament raised no objections to the deal.
Employers are spending £5.5 billion each year in mileage claims and vehicle allowances for staff who use their own cars for work, according to a new study.
Tighter rules could start coming into force on natural resource projects in Canada in 2017.
A decade after David Cameron posed with huskies in the Arctic to show his green credentials, environmentalists say they are still waiting for “cleaner, greener” government.
In a powerful call for international action on climate change, a group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates recently sent a letter to the Heads of State who comprise the Arctic Council, urging them to protect our climate and the Arctic from oil and gas exploration.
An environmental group in Norway is reportedly threatening to file a police complaint against Statoil following an oil leak in the North Sea. The company announced yesterday an oil spill had been discovered during the loading of oil from the Statfjord A platform tanker.
Pledges to cut greenhouse gases being made by countries in the run up to key climate talks are not enough to keep global temperature rises below dangerous levels, according to a Government source.
The UK is “out of step” with the times, environmental campaigners warned after a Budget that was lacking in measures to tackle climate change. In the run up to crucial international talks in Paris, at which it is hoped a new climate treaty can be agreed, the only mention of the issue in George Osborne’s speech was on removing the climate change levy exemption for renewable power. The Treasury said the removal of the exemption, which allows businesses not to pay the environmental tax levied on energy if it has come from renewable power, would prevent tax-payers’ money benefiting clean electricity generated abroad.
French oil giant Total is set to support a trio of initiatives which aim to tackle climate change. The company said it is consolidating its efforts by supporting three schemes backed by the Global Compact, the World Bank and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Total backed the United Nation’s Global Compact’s call for companies “to factor” an internal carbon price into their investment decisions.
A Scottish university has joined the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) research partnership in the UK. Scientists from the University of Strathclyde will join fellow researchers within the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) partnership, providing expertise in areas including carbon dioxide transport and environment impact analysis.