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  • Blog Post: Biofuels are capped, but the job isn't done

    The European Parliament has today voted to approve a cap on the use of first generation biofuels, those from land-based crops. This cap places an important restriction on the use of a form of energy that can put wildlife at risk and in some cases be more polluting than the conventional fuels it is designed...
  • Blog Post: The Return of the Spring

    On the drive to work this morning I saw my first terns of the year; common terns I suspect although they were too far and facing away from us to pin them down to a particular species. But I still got a rush of excitement nonetheless. The last three weeks or so have been a whirlwind of vaguely remembered...
  • Blog Post: For the love of... Dunes

    RSPB Scotland Nature Recovery Officer, James Silvey, has this new blog on climate change and the wildlife that could be lost to it. For the love of... Dunes At school in the 90’s it was called global warming, the planet was heating up and cartoons showed the earth trapped, sweating in a greenhouse...
  • Blog Post: Most people get climate change – are you one of them?

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of...campaign that we are part of. Most people get climate change – are you one of them? It's time to start thinking that the vast majority of people do get climate change after...
  • Blog Post: New numbers strengthen call to phase out fossil fuels

    Pip Roddis, Climate Team Policy Officer Earlier this year, new numbers were added to the ‘terrifying new math’ of climate change : 82, 49, 33. They come from climate scientists at UCL and published in Nature , in the first study to suggest which existing fossil reserves cannot be burned...
  • Blog Post: A more equitable decision making process for major developments is about much more than just windfarms

    Aedán Smith, Head of Planning and Development at RSPB Scotland, has this blog about the decision making process for major developments in Scotland. A more equitable decision making process for major developments is about much more than just windfarms A joint letter signed by a number...
  • Blog Post: For the love of the next generation

    RSPB Scotland conservation manager Stuart Benn is back with a new blog - this time about bird watching in the Highlands and the For The Love Of campaign. For the love of the next generation I've blogged before about A Focus on Nature – an absolutely brilliant organisation committed to...
  • Blog Post: Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of...campaign that we are part of. Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon It was Valentine’s last Saturday. How did you show the love? I bought flowers for my wife but I also sent...
  • Blog Post: What will I miss?

    To round off the week, Mark Ward - editor-in-chief of Nature's Home magazine - shows the love for what he doesn't want to lose to climate change. What will I miss? I’ll miss the seasons and those magical moments in nature that tell me a new season has arrived. I’ll miss the...
  • Blog Post: For the love of skootie alan

    Jenny Tweedie from RSPB Scotland talks us through climate change, musicals and her love of arctic skua in this new blog. For the love of skootie alan Arctic skua, Andrew Tweedie When I was about nine years old, I went to see a musical called Yanomamo; it was probably my first real experience...
  • Blog Post: For The Love Of.....A White Christmas

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of...campaign - just in time for Christmas. For The Love Of.....A White Christmas The odds of a white Christmas in Glasgow this year are currently 3-1 (from a well known bookmaker) but...
  • Blog Post: All you need is love

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, tells you about the some of the things we love and want to protect with the FTLO campaign we're a part of. All you need is love As the Beatles timeless classic said – all you need is love. Still true? It’s no longer...
  • Blog Post: For The Love Of.......

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, talks about a new climate change campaign we're working on alongside our partners in Stop Climate Chaos Scotlan d. For The Love Of....... We all know about climate change. We've all heard the arguments and warnings, but it’s...
  • Blog Post: European climate deal does just enough to keep hope alive

    The growing gap between the level of ambition recommended by climate scientists and what politicians are able to deliver in terms of commitments to cut emissions is cause for serious concern. From a nature conservation perspective, there’s a high risk of climate change taking place so rapidly that...
  • Blog Post: Why Meat Free Mondays are a must for food security and climate change

    Lucy Bjorck, RSPB Senior Agriculture Policy Officer Food security means different things to different people. To a subsistence farmer in a developing country it means producing enough food for their family for a year. For a low wage worker it means having cash to buy enough healthy food to feed the...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Energy, Protecting Nature

    Ivan Scrase, RSPB Senior climate Change Policy Officer Building the energy infrastructure that Europe needs to tackle climate change can, and must, be achieved with wildlife and nature in mind. So shows our new report Connecting Energy, Protecting Nature launched in Brussels this week. Photos...
  • Blog Post: Regular burning of English upland peatlands must stop: new study shows damage much worse than thought

    There’s new science on the burning of upland peatlands and which is getting a good airing in both the media and climate change circles . Every big scientific project needs a good acronym these days and the Leeds University team hits the spot with EMBER - Effects of Moorland Burning Ecohydrology...
  • Blog Post: RSPB responds to the Prime Minister’s UN Climate Summit speech

    In response to the Prime Minister’s speech to the UN Climate Summit, Martin Harper, Director of Conservation at the RSPB said: “Climate change is happening and is already putting pressure on wildlife across the world – from the coral reefs to the uplands of the United Kingdom. Unless...
  • Blog Post: For the Love of nature, join the climate march this September

    For the love of rhinos, hedgehogs, our coastlines and gardens.... Snorkelling, walks in bluebell woods, and my local birding patch.... These are just some of the stories about how climate change threatens the things we love that have been shared as part of the For the Love of campaign on our...
  • Blog Post: From evidence to policy - why so slow?

    Guest blog by David Christian Rose, PhD student University of Cambridge, http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/people/rose/ Devastating floods in southern England, destructive storms in the Philippines, massive wildfires in Australia: just some of the recent events where climate change is believed to have played...
  • Blog Post: The airport expansion debate needs to stop ignoring climate change - report

    Post by RSPB Economist Adam Dutton ( @AdamJDutton ) Even the most diligent among us struggle to reduce our personal impact on the world. One thing we are sure of is that international flights will stick a huge red mark in our household carbon budget meaning we need to take fewer or make bigger carbon...
  • Blog Post: Solar farms opening doors to show power of home grown energy

    Guest post by Paul Barwell, Chief Executive of the Solar Trade Association Today, solar farms up and down the country will be opening their doors to the public in an effort to raise awareness about how solar works and the environmental benefits it can bring. It is Solar Independence Day. From Nottingham...
  • Blog Post: Climate calls the curlews back?

    We’re calling for 200,000 hectares of upland peatlands in England to be restored. Perhaps not a surprising call for a nature conservation organisation to make. But why are two water companies among our partnership of 12 organisations seeking this – and why are you reading about this on...
  • Blog Post: Arctic warming brings fewer cold weather extremes, new study shows

    The climate is warming, and so basic logic suggests we should expect fewer bouts of cold weather. Yet severe winter weather, such as the cold wave over the US this year, and the chilly winter of 2009/10 in the UK have left people questioning this assumption. Record minimum temperatures were set across...
  • Blog Post: Third time unlucky and yet...

    Jim Densham RSPB Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Climate Last week the Scottish Government announced that Scotland had once again missed an annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target – as set out in Scotland’s Climate Act. scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/06/5527/0 If that...