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Offshore wind farms dead in the water after RSPB wins legal battle

Offshore wind farms dead in the water after RSPB wins legal battle | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
Conservationists have won a legal bid against the decision by Scottish ministers to allow four large offshore wind farms to be erected in the outer firths of the Forth and Tay.
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British public back strong new wildlife laws post-Brexit, YouGov poll shows

British public back strong new wildlife laws post-Brexit, YouGov poll shows | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
Majority of British public polled support protections at least as strong as current EU rules and many think farming subsidies should focus more on environmental protection
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Only 45% of Scottish people believe climate change is an 'immediate and urgent ... - The Independent

Only 45% of Scottish people believe climate change is an 'immediate and urgent ... - The Independent | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
Less than half of the people in Scotland believe that climate change is an urgent issue, according to an annual survey of the country’s attitudes.
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Scotland misses carbon target for fourth year in a row - The Guardian

Scotland misses carbon target for fourth year in a row - The Guardian | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
Co-leader of Scottish Greens says Holyrood has ‘failed spectacularly’ as annual figures show target missed by 2m tonnes equivalent of CO2
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Reviewing the strength of evidence of biodiversity indicators for forest ecosystems in Europe

Reviewing the strength of evidence of biodiversity indicators for forest ecosystems in Europe - Ecological indicators http://t.co/DceVuiPKFz
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Ecology in a changing climate - Nature.com

Complex ecological and evolutionary controls of forest dynamics make projecting the future difficult.
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The Natural Capital Debt Bubble

The Natural Capital Debt Bubble | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
A quiet revolution is taking place within the environment movement and a growing group of enlightened early-movers in the international business community.Environmentalism in the first half of the 20th century was characterised by two main responses to the rapid intensification of human impact on the natural environment. The first was targeted protection of endangered species. The second was the designation of specially protected parks and nature reserves. These remain the two pillars on which t
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What is the role for ecosystem services-based approaches n addressing major global and regional water challenges? Carol Kyle, James Hutton Institute | ESCom Scotland

What is the role for ecosystem services-based approaches n addressing major global and regional water challenges? Carol Kyle, James Hutton Institute | ESCom Scotland | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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Carol Kyle from James Hutton Insitute highlights exciting new book 

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UK installed more solar power than any other European country in 2014

UK installed more solar power than any other European country in 2014 | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: But solar trade body warns that installation rates across the continent have fallen sharply as governments cut subsidies
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Towards a research agenda for woodland expansion in Scotland: Haydn Thomas asks how well do we understand woodland benefits? | ESCom Scotland

Towards a research agenda for woodland expansion in Scotland: Haydn Thomas asks how well do we understand woodland benefits? | ESCom Scotland | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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Arran diver wins prestigious environmental award

Arran diver wins prestigious environmental award | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
A diver from the Isle of Arran in Scotland wins one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards.
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Natural Law: Conservation charity calls for legislation to protect UK biodiversity | PoliticsHome.com

Natural Law: Conservation charity calls for legislation to protect UK biodiversity | PoliticsHome.com | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it

Via Garry Rogers
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The 'ecosystem canaries' which act as warning signs of collapse

The 'ecosystem canaries' which act as warning signs of collapse | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
The success or failure of certain species can be used to predict the future health of an entire ecosystem, research says
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Obama to create world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii

Obama to create world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to be expanded to more than twice the size of Texas
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Scotland Pushes GMO Ban | Ecology Global Network

Scotland Pushes GMO Ban | Ecology Global Network | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
Scottish government officials announced Sunday they will impose a ban on the domestic cultivation of genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops.
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The Snakes and Ladders of Ecosystem Services by Prof. Iain Woodhouse, University of Edinburgh | ESCom Scotland

The Snakes and Ladders of Ecosystem Services by Prof. Iain Woodhouse, University of Edinburgh | ESCom Scotland | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 28th May 2015

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk - Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee. Agenda: 1. Decision on taking business in private: The ...
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Resources | ESCom Scotland

Resources | ESCom Scotland | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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A round up of our resources so far, animations and interviews coming soon

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The Touchstone – Ecosystem services, better knowledge and asking the right question by Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland | ESCom Scotland

The Touchstone – Ecosystem services, better knowledge and asking the right question by Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland | ESCom Scotland | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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Using ecosystem services knowledge as a tool for better decision making in policy and practice

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Eco-What?! The challenges of communication by Kerry Waylen, James Hutton Institute | ESCom Scotland

Eco-What?! The challenges of communication by Kerry Waylen, James Hutton Institute | ESCom Scotland | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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Scottish Showcase at the Second Natural Capital World Forum - Submissions open | ESCom Scotland

Scottish Showcase at the Second Natural Capital World Forum - Submissions open | ESCom Scotland | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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Submissions open now until 1st June 2015.  Excellent platform to showcase Scottish case studies

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Land Use ABM Workshop | ESCom Scotland

Land Use ABM Workshop | ESCom Scotland | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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Agent based modelling tools developed to help produce sustainable future visions, workshop to be held at University of Edinburgh

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Benefits from nature (ecosystem services) | Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Benefits from nature (ecosystem services) | Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
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The lynx is returning to Britain after 1,300 years

The lynx is returning to Britain after 1,300 years | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it
Lynx are to be reintroduced into the wild in Britain after a 1,300-year absence, under an ambitious “rewilding” plan drawn up by a conservation charity.
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