A Canadian marine mammal rescue team captured the moment they rescued a Steller sea lion from a piece of nylon rope wrapped around her neck.
European Space Agency (ESA) scientists are working on a system to detect marine waste from space in a bid to help tackle the “millions of tonnes” of plastic left in oceans each year.
Visitors to Marwell Zoo’s new Tropical House can expect to see a sloth, pygmy marmosets, tortoises, and a giant aquarium with 2,500 fish.
The amount of plastic ending up in the ocean is set to treble in a decade without action to curb the problem, a major report has warned.
Opposition MSPs have united to block plans to bring forestry under the direct control of the Scottish Government.
A Holyrood committee has narrowly backed measures to control the killing of wild salmon despite concerns they are based on “flawed” science.
The world’s last male northern white rhino has died after “age-related complications”, researchers announced, saying he “stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength”.
Oil and gas production in the North Sea is forecast to grow by 5% in 2018, however low levels of drilling mean the outlook for future years is “much more uncertain”.
An all-female crew including sailors, scientists and film-makers will cross the north Pacific later this year to study plastic pollution.
Food waste campaigners are urging young people to get into the habit of freezing bread to cut the 24 million slices thrown away every day in the UK.
A river in the north-west of England had the highest recorded levels of microplastic pollution in the world, a study has found.
Low-level lead exposure from petrol, paint and old plumbing may be causing hundreds of thousands of premature deaths, a US study suggests.
The Scottish Government has announced funding of about £700,000 to tackle the slump in Scottish wild salmon stocks.
Microplastics have been found in some of Scotland’s most remote waters, threatening seabirds and fish stocks.
The government has been criticised for slashing a target to decarbonise home heating in its final climate change plan.
People are being asked to donate their instruments as part of a campaign to get would-be musicians playing.
A Holyrood committee has said it is “deeply concerned” about the environmental impact of the salmon farming industry in a damning new report.
Snowy conditions will continue to cause significant disruption across the country although the amber weather warning has been lifted, authorities have said.
A remote island colony has been declared officially rat free in a move which could boost seabird populations.
A seven-year-old girl has written to her local sorting office complaining about rubber bands left on the street by Royal Mail postal workers.