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Gracie Bradley departs as Director

We are grateful for her important work which has helped ensure the organisation has a clear campaigning direction and is in a good place looking to the future.  

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The destruction of Palestine’s environment 

The war in Gaza has created a human and environmental catastrophe in what was one of the world’s poorest and most densely populated places.

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Could moving past growth protect the planet?

Degrowth offers an alternative future, one where everyone’s needs are met so we have more time to spend doing what we love with who we love.

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Wheels fall off air pollution scam

News that Volkswagen has been tricking regulators about the amount of pollution its cars caused horrified the world this week and should remind the Scottish Government that when it comes…

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A wasted decade

Last year Glasgow and Dundee councils had to declare the whole of each city as pollution zones. Last month Edinburgh added new zones and extended the existing ones. In almost…

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It’s time to put funding behind words

It’s been pointed out endlessly, not the least by the Scottish Government, that we have a world leading climate law in Scotland. The targets in the act are good and necessary, but what we need now is action, and funding in place, to be able to reach those targets.

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Would you pedal for Friends of the Earth Scotland?

Do the green thing and take part in this year’s Pedal for Scotland bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh, get fit and raise funds for the environment, all at the same time. Friends of the Earth Scotland is one of the nominated charities in the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland cycle challenge 2011.

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A bit of a tram-a-lama ding dong…

I spent some time this morning making my first ever deputation to a full meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council. The Council will vote this evening on whether to…

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The M74 extension that should never have been built

Tomorrow morning (28 June), a minor member of the royal family will visit Glasgow to officially open the M74 northern extension, a five-mile, six-lane elevated urban motorway that Friends of…

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Little sense from Road Sense ruling

While the granting last week of the second ever Protective Expense Order in Scotland is in some ways a welcome step towards properly implementing the Aarhus Convention on Access to…

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Scottish political climate consensus creaking at the seams

Those listening closely may have heard a creaking sound emanating from Holyrood this afternoon. Not the sound of another roof beam falling in, but the sound of the all party…

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