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Environment / Refusal of space centre works ‘bureaucratic nonsense’, local councillor claims
Updated Historic environment agency rejects space centre plan to build at former radar baseShetland Space Centre CEO Frank Strang said the company will ‘vigorously contest’ the decision
Environment / Salmon farming has nothing to hide, says industry bossAnimal welfare campaigners call for salmon farming to be phased out
Environment / RSPB adds to concern over spaceport’s potential impact on birds
Environment / Nature organisation says Unst launches could have ‘significant effect’ on bird colonies
Environment / Wishart wants to see investment in ‘electric car revolution’DVLA figures show uptake is slow among isles drivers
Viking Energy - Viking Wind Farm and the Shetland HVDC Transmission Link
Climate / Council responds to calls to divest from fossil fuels
Energy / Report on oil tankers sitting off coastline to go in front of councillors
Environment / Meeting hears of concerns over decline in wildlife numbers at Clickimin Loch
Environment / Traffic cones, bicycle and satellite dish among rubbish recovered from Whalsay harbour
Environment / SIC’s environment chairman says green plan is a ‘significant leap’ forwardNew petrol and diesel cars won’t be able to be sold after 2030, while the UK Government also wants to further hydrogen production and offshore wind
Environment / Isles MP proposes law to tackle scourge of plastic pollution
Scottish Parliament election, 6 May 2021
Environment / Discoloured water in loch came from roadside ditch
Environment / Recycling rate on the up, but still lowest in Scotland
Environment / Attenborough documentary encourages bakery to ditch palm oil
Environment / New loch inspections find no evidence of sediment pollution
Environment / No impact expected on Sandy Loch reservoir from peat store, Scottish Water saysSustainable Shetland chairman says the “effects of the peat dump should be closely monitored”
Environment / ‘Journey of hope’ kicks off in the isles as educator looks to highlight environmental sustainability
Environment / New research reveals secrets of storm petrels
Environment / Greenpeace returns to protest in Brent oil field
Environment / Fine weather helps to make purple heather more visible
Environment / Health board picked for net zero pilotNHS Shetland board members also approve of disposing the former dental premises on Lerwick’s St Olaf St
Environment / Ann Cleeves leads crowdfunding appeal to help rebuild Fair Isle Bird Observatory
Environment / Peatland petition says wind farm construction is at odds with council’s recognition of climate emergency
Environment / Turtle remains found in Papa
Environment / What’s behind the regular algae bloom outbreaksAs the number of local lochs affected by toxic algae bloom rises to six, the regularly occurring phenomenon is not entirely natural, writes Alex Purbrick.
Environment / Study suggests nuclear tests may have affected rainfall in isles in 1960s
Environment / Salmon farm company ‘still not where we want to be’ on sea lice levelsGrieg Seafood Shetland, however, have ‘seen improvements’
Environment / EnQuest wants to cut Sullom Voe Terminal emissions by 80 per cent
Environment / Porpoise washed ashore at Spiggie beach
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