Plans to tackle plastic waste have drawn an unprecedented response in a public consultation, the Treasury confirmed.
Tax measures to reduce single-use plastics could be included in the Budget following huge public support for action, a Treasury minister said.
A north-east campaigner is hoping to smash a world record later this month when he gets on his bike.
Man-made structures such as oil rigs and shipwrecks could help threatened corals to spread, a new study suggests.
Coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef has been happening for around 400 years, a study has revealed.
Camera traps have recorded rare pine martens in Northumberland’s Kielder forest for the first time since it was planted in 1926.
The number of mountain hares on moorlands in the eastern Scottish Highlands has fallen to less than 1% of the level recorded more than 60 years ago, according to a long-term study.
Plane passengers flying to Edinburgh had a surprise Antipodean traveller in their cabin – a koala heading for the city’s zoo.
A record number of hen harrier chicks have been fitted with satellite tags this year as part of a conservation project.
Record numbers of whale and dolphin sightings have been submitted to an annual marine mammal monitoring event, according to organisers.
A north-east council has backed a government proposal to ban the sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds.
A New Zealand-based dog and his handler are set to begin their work on a major wildlife conservation project in Orkney.
Last year was the fifth warmest for the UK in records dating back more than a century, the Met Office has confirmed.
A Sky Bet League Two team has been certified by the United Nations as the world’s first carbon-neutral football club.
Corals work together to catch and eat stinging jellyfish, a study has found.
Rare footage of two captive-bred beavers successfully pairing has been caught on camera as part of a project to bring the species back to Scotland after 400 years.
Scotland’s biggest sewer has opened after a £100 million construction project.
Fracking at a site in Lancashire has been given the final go-ahead by the Government.
Environmental campaigners have lost their High Court challenge against the Government over its policy for tackling climate change.
Sir David Attenborough gave BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty short shrift when she quizzed him about the Queen in an awkward TV interview.
Supermarket chain Morrisons is trialling vending machines for the return of single-use plastic bottles to reduce their impact on the environment.
Satellites detecting changes in trees from space could help identify potential “hotspots” of lithium situated underground in Cornwall, researchers have said.
Living in the country or near a city park can reduce the rate of age-related mental decline, research has shown.
A critically-endangered leopard cub born in Scotland could be released into the wild in Russia as a world first.
The Scottish Government has been criticised for extending a fracking licence owned by petrochemical giant Ineos.
Pope Francis has urged governments to make good on their commitments to curb global warming.
The number of Scotland’s breeding seabirds appears to have increased slightly, according to new figures.
The Prince of Wales has tried his hand at zero-waste shopping – pouring himself a portion of organic cannellini beans.
An offshore wind farm that faced opposition from Donald Trump has generated its first power.
In-game ocean sculptures created by Minecraft builders have been brought to life as part of a coral reef restoration project.