Scientists Create New Molecules That Can Absorb Carbon Faster Than Trees

A new discovery could help to turn the tides in the war against greenhouse gases. Scottish scientists have created new molecules which, thanks to their hollow and cage-like structure, can store greenhouse gases. 

World's largest tidal turbine

A Scottish engineering firm will be receiving $9.64 million for its groundbreaking tidal turbine that will supply the UK with 100 gigawatts of clean energy.

Scotland Bans Plastic Cotton Swabs

Scotland has banned plastic-stemmed cotton swabs, in a move to help reduce plastic pollution in the country. Bits of plastic Q-tips get washed up onto beaches and are harmful to marine life and local animals.

Scotland produced enough wind energy for double its homes

In the first half of 2019, Scottish wind generated enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes, almost double the number of homes there.

1.2 billion years ago, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

New research by a team of UK scientists has located the site of the massive impact that took place in Scotland 1.2 billion years ago. Roughly one billion years ago, Earth experienced a higher rate of meteorite impact than it does today.

Scottish wind power has record-breaking start to the year

Onshore wind farms in Scotland have posted a record-level of electricity generation for the start of the year.

Scientists Use Drones to Create World First 3D Map of Volcano

Using high-precision cameras mounted to an aerial drone researchers from Scotland captured the volcano in hundreds of aerial photographs to later create a 3D map of the volcano’s surface.

Scotland plans to ban plastic straws by end of 2019

Scotland is set to become the first UK nation to ban plastic straws, as part of plans to cut down on single-use plastics.

Scotland will become the first UK country to ban plastic cotton swabs

The hope is that the ban will cut down on the country’s contribution to ocean plastic, possibly even by half.

Scotland facing new wave of larger wind farms with taller turbines

Larger wind farms with taller turbines are to be built across rural Scotland, under government's plan to generate half of the country’s energy needs from renewable sources.

Scotland ‘on target’ for 100% renewable energy by 2020

Scotland has hit its 2020 emission targets five years early and has gone from delivering 10 per cent to 60 per cent of its electricity consumption from renewable sources over the past 15 years.

World’s first floating wind farm goes live in Scotland

The world’s first floating wind farm is now feeding into Scotland’s electricity grid.

Scotland bans fracking

A moratorium on fracking has been in place since January 2015 and yesterday’s announcement of an outright ban follows a four-month public consultation that received over 60,000 responses.

Scotland outpaces UK on ban of fossil fuel cars

The devolved government of Scotland announced on Tuesday its plans to ban new gasoline and diesel cars by 2032.