Scottish Government failing to meet its environmental targets

A new report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy says that the Scottish Government is failing to meet its targets on reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment. The report was commissioned by the RSPB, WWF Scotland, and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. It looks …

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Lack of provision for walkers and cyclists in Waterfront development

Stirling Station has a new "cycling hub" - but there seem to be no plans for anything similar in the multi-million pound reconstruction of Dundee Station, and walkers and cyclists get very little attention in the plans for the Waterfront.  Meanwhile Edinburgh Council commits to introducing 20 mph …

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20 mph speed limits in Dundee – Go20 go-slow by Council

Update: July 2017 Following an extensive public consultation in 2016, Dundee City Council decided to trial the 20 mph speed limit in The Glens and Johnston Avenue  for a 12 month period.  See this article from last December's Courier Original Post A new campaign is being mounted to promote …

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Campaign against Fracking

Join the campaign against fracking at the Global Frackdown Day!  Fracking is a process increasingly being used to release gas trapped deep underground in layers of rock (usually shales), by pumping a mixture of water and chemicals in at high pressure to force out the gas.  It's expensive and highly …

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The Black Fish and Marine Conservation

Shanwell Marine Animal Rescue Team took part in our annual Beachwatch at Broughty Ferry on 21 September 2013 (see photo below), and told us about this event. The BLACK FISH are coming to DUNDEE The Black Fish is a European based conservation organisation on a mission to change attitudes …

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Local Groups Weekend and Activists’ Assembly

This year the Local Groups Weekend organised by FoE Scotland will be taking place in Dundee, on 26-27 October.  This is partly a recognition of the high levels of activity and exposure that FoE Tayside has achieved through the campaigns to stop the big biomass power station, and to reverse the …

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Blue-green algae and the ethics of “synthetic biology”

At our regular group meeting in September we will hear a presentation on an interdisciplinary student project which is investigating the development and use of a genetically modified material to neutralise the toxins in blue-green algae. It's part of an international competition which the students …

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Beachwatch beach cleanups – you can help!

Dundee-Angus Beachwatch 2017 will take place on 15-17 September Collections organised by FoE Tayside: Lunan Bay North: Friday 15th September 10am till noon, meet at beach car  park (we will be doing this with a group of volunteers from Glaxo  Smith-Kline) Montrose: Friday 15th September …

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Eco-housing co-ops in Dundee

Just in from Andy Glen, promoting eco housing co-ops in Dundee: Hello Along with some friends - was just discussing housing co-ops - eco housing - It would be great to have a few more interested in this - as we are all committed to staying in Dundee. No real plans as such but I wondered perhaps if …

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Dundee Councillors vote to object to Forth Energy Biomass Power Station

On 24 June 2013, the Policy & Resources Committee of Dundee City Council, made up of all the Councillors, voted by 20-6 to object to Forth Energy's so-called biomass "Renewable Energy Plant".  This means that, if Forth Energy feel it is still worthwhile pursuing this crazy project, it will go to …

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