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Ahead of the COP26 conference in Glasgow, our investigation reveals that 531 habitats and 603 species in Scotland are in poor condition. We also found that climate change has impacted 43 protected sites and 76 natural features.
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Environmental and wildlife groups are calling for urgent action to combat the twin climate change and wildlife crises and help preserve Scotland’s natural heritage. One group described the situation as “perilous”
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The Scottish Government said it will publish a new biodiversity strategy next year to help tackle the biodiversity crisis.
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How Green is Scotland? The Scottish species in 'poor' condition nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1gq…
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Ahead of the #COP26 conference in Glasgow, our investigation reveals that 531 habitats and 603 species in Scotland are in poor condition. We also found that climate change has impacted 43 protected sites and 76 natural features.
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This week-long series of investigation is part of a collaboration with @heraldscotland. You can also find it on their website and in print.
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Over one in ten of Scotland’s fish farms have been rated as “unsatisfactory” by the Scottish Government’s environmental watchdog because of pollution, pesticide and reporting breaches. This is our second piece today on How Green is Scotland! 🌱 theferret.scot/40-fish-farms…
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➡️ 400 sites in Scotland broke environmental rules. A poor rating means that rules designed to protect the environment have been broken. Breaches include polluting gas flares, bad smells, hazardous chemical discharges, spreading clouds of dust & more... theferret.scot/400-sites-in-…
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Campaigners described revelations as “shocking and damning”. "Top offenders are the oil industry [...] doubly embarrassing as they try to pretend they can be part of the solution to climate change as we approach the COP26 climate summit." -- Dr Richard Dixon, @FoEScot
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For each of our main investigations this week we have commissioned an illustration from Jagoda Sadowska - all building up to a final piece on Sunday! Find out more about her work: jagodasadowska.com/
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"Scotland has to take care that its environmental record is not tarnished by some of these industries which aren't abiding by the rules." Don't miss our chat with @FerretScot about our joint investigation, How Green is Scotland? nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1vO…
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How Green is Scotland? We reveal Scotland's big-name polluters nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1RD…
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