The summer of 2022 has seen record-breaking temperatures and here we look at some of the effects heatwaves can have on levels of air pollution.
Keep up to date with the latest developments and data you can find on Scotland’s environment web and find out more about what our partners are doing to address environmental issues.
Scotland, like the rest of the world and UK as a whole, is facing an unprecedented climate change crisis. Amongst other impacts, this is affecting the quality of its standing waters such a lochs and reservoirs.
Summers are becoming hotter and drier, with winter rainfall and storm frequency predicted to increase. These effects of climate change are ideal conditions to also give rise to increased incidence of algal and blue-green algal (cyanobacteria) blooms in Scottish freshwaters.
A new initiative by Horticulture.co.uk is urging members of the public to be on the lookout for cases of Japanese Knotweed in their local area.
The partnership in charge of looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland is a finalist in the Nature of Scotland Awards.