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Scotland's peatland: enduring through time

Scotland's peatland: enduring through time

Dr Patricia Bruneau, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) November 10, 2017

Scotland’s peatland provides us with some spectacular scenery. They are places where soils meet with water to create unique habitats that have been enduring for millennia. These bogs also play an essential role in our lives. But having been exposed to too many pressures they are now in need of more attention if we want to secure their long term future.

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Meet our partners... Scottish Natural Heritage

Meet our partners... Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) November 08, 2017

In our second blog of the series about our partners, we hear from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) about why they are excited about being part of the Scotland's environment web collaboration.

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Biodiversity data on Scotland's environment website

Biodiversity data on Scotland's environment website

Scotland's environment web October 31, 2017

As part of our spotlight on Biodiversity, our blog recently featured two new biodiversity information and data resources that are now available on Scotland’s environment website – Habitat Map of Scotland (HabMoS) and Ecosystem Health Indicators. But we have much more information and data to help your understanding of Scotland’s valuable biodiversity and influence new actions for its care and restoration.

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Recyclate quality in Scotland

Recyclate quality in Scotland

Naomi Ross, Waste Unit, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) October 26, 2017

Many people don't give much thought to what happens to their waste once their bins have been collected. So they don't realise that the separately collected recyclable materials are put through a series of sorting processes, using a mix of machinery and hand separation (that's real people working at nearby facilities to sorting through your waste). We asked Naomi Ross, from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)'s Waste Unit, to explain more about what's involved, the cycle of our waste and how we can help improve the quality of recycled materials.

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Exciting new biodiversity analysis tools - Habitat Map of Scotland and Ecosystem health indicators

Exciting new biodiversity analysis tools - Habitat Map of Scotland and Ecosystem health indicators

Philippa Vigano & David O'Brien, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) October 17, 2017

Providing a sound evidence base to inform policy development and decisions, and making data and information more accessible to you - our users - is at the core of what Scotland's environment web is all about. So I'm sure you'll understand why we're pleased to be able to tell you about two new additions to our website - the Habitat Map of Scotland, a great new composite map tool, pulling together habitat and land use data to help support policy and management decisions, and the Ecosystem health indicators section, providing valuable information on the status of our ecosystems.

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Meet our partners... the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Meet our partners... the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Scotland's environment web October 12, 2017

This is the first in series of blogs about our all-important partners. Scotland’s environment web is the product of an innovative partnership between some of Scotland’s leading environmental organisations. But who are they? Why are they part of the Scotland’s environment collaboration? And what do they get out of it?

This first blog features the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the organisation responsible for managing, maintaining and further developing Scotland’s environment web.

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