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Splashes of green amongst the gloom: This year’s environmental victories for Scotland

For many of us, 2016 seemed like a particularly tough year. It brought some major environmental setbacks, culminating in the election of a new US president with an extremely regressive environmental agenda. However, this year was not all doom and … Continue reading

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Not worth the Fracking risk

Scotland is an increasingly unattractive prospect for the shale industry, with low headline gas estimates and even smaller potential returns. This is good news for the large number of communities across Scotland faced with the threat of fracking under UK … Continue reading

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Volveremos: we’re back!

This morning a broad coalition of civil society groups from around the world symbolically walked back in to the UN Climate talks in Bonn. In December, we walked out of the talks – not the process – in Warsaw, in … Continue reading

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Reaction to RBS Sustainability Report: ‘Deliberate Manipulation of the Truth’

Today the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are pleased to release their annual sustainability report.  However, when we scratch the surface, it does not truly reflect sustainability, and it does not accurately report all the facts. In 2012, RBS loaned … Continue reading

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RBS and Climate Week – who dumped who?

Good news in a guest post from Kev Smith at Platform, a group we’ve been working with on our Clean Up RBS campaign. News has reached us that RBS isn’t sponsoring the 2012 Climate Week, due to take place in … Continue reading

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RBS black affronted at AGM tarsands protest

What a beautiful day for an AGM! Just back from RBS HQ at Gogarburn where the bailed out bank was holding its annual general cheap generic cialis meeting. Friends of the Earth Scotland were joined by activists from a coalition … Continue reading

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Climate change and the weather

As environmental campaigners, we get a lot of questions from the public about climate change, the weather and what effect it has on Scotland and the world. This is a brief summary of the facts, compiled in a factsheet by … Continue reading

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Unhealthy bank = unhealthy results

Bailed out Royal Bank of Scotland yesterday announced losses of £1.13 billion, and in the same breath awarded themselves £950 million in bonuses. These unhealthy results reflect the unhealthy investment focus of a bank still addicted to fossil fuels. Since … Continue reading

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The next stop on the No to Hunterston Roadshow

This Saturday we’ll be hitting the road (well, rails and water actually) and heading to Brodick, Arran, for the next stop on our ‘No to Hunterston’ Roadshow. We’ve been working with environment, poverty, faith and local campaigners to put on … Continue reading

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Big biomass – big problems

On the face of it biomass may seem like an attractive option to generate electricity and produce energy from heat. In reality biomass energy, especially large scale, creates more problems than it solves. Friends of the Earth Scotland have launched … Continue reading

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