Scotland consults on creation of first new national parks in 20 years

Communities, groups and individuals are being invited to give their views on how national parks can help to protect and restore nature, tackle climate change and promote sustainable land use

‘Environment nearing dangerous tipping points’

An independent watchdog is calling on the government to step up environmental protection

Humanity tangled in ‘spiral of self-destruction’

The world could face 1.5 disasters every day by 2030, a new UN report has warned

Natural disasters ‘have claimed more than 3,700 lives in the UK since 2000’

Extreme temperatures are to blame for 3,626 deaths registered in the UK, according to new research

‘Methane emissions are growing dangerously fast’

Methane concentrations tripled last year, according to new research

UN: ‘Nature-based funding must triple by 2030’

To achieve net zero, a new report stresses nature-based spending must quadruple by 2050

‘Forest of mechanical trees could capture thousand tonnes of CO2 a day’

An Irish company will put on the market vertical towers to form forests that could capture C02 emissions more efficiently

Nearly 44% of GDP in cities around the world ‘is at risk of disruption from nature loss’

Nearly $31 trillion is at risk from the exponential growth of built environment, a new report finds

Scottish Government pledges £2bn spent on climate crisis investment

The Scottish Budget has allocated £350 million to decarbonise the heating of one million homes

Wet wipes clog up the River Thames

A new report has found that wet wipe pollution in the river has grown to the size of two tennis courts in the last six years