Scotch Argus VULNERABLE image credit: Tim Melling One of the species which has declined in Scotland
August 2023 is estimated to have been around 1.5°C warmer than the preindustrial average for 1850-1900.
LEAF, a programme from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), advocates outdoor learning and hands-on experiences, resulting in pupils gaining a deeper and more involved understanding of the natural world.
“Orkney is home to some of Scotland’s most significant and diverse heritage sites, spanning 5,000 years of history, and these inspections will allow us to assess and mitigate the impact that climate change and other factors has had on them. ” Craig Mearns, Director of Operations at HES
The Big Butterfly Count runs until Sunday 6 August and scientists at Butterfly Conservation are keen to see whether the influx of Red Admirals continues, and how they are dispersed around the UK.
Wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, is calling on people across the country to take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count (14 July – 6 August) to help scientists understand the impact of climate change on our most-loved butterflies.
The Scottish Government’s Croft House Grant has been extended. It is now open for grants of up to £38,000 towards the costs of home energy improvements.
The latest ,7th July 2023, water scarcity report published by SEPA shows ‘light relief for parts of Scotland’s water environment, with rain over the past week leading to some recovery in river and groundwater levels.
Eight of the twelve calendar months now have an average temperature record set since 2006 in a series which dates back to 1884.
While heavy, thundery showers across Scotland have led to some very localised recovery of rivers and groundwater, they have not been enough to sufficiently replenish levels, and conditions continue to get worse.