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Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel celebrates Earth Hour in style

Willie Rennie: Ensuring our children live in a greener world

Protecting the environment by cutting emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face today. Decisions taken on the environment in national parliaments and at institutions like the UN will shape the future of our planet forever. Liberal Democrats have made clear that the environment must be at […]

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Forth Bridge lights before Earth Hour

Johann Lamont: Our actions now will define the next generation

If the flooding this winter has taught us anything, it’s that the power of our environment is all encompassing and its impact can overwhelm communities and devastate people’s lives. There can be little doubt that humanity has contributed to the change in our natural world in recent decades. Increased industrialisation and the sheer volume of […]

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A sunken fishing vessel

The Cape Town Agreement on Fishing Vessel Safety should be ratified

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted as its theme for the 2014 Maritime Day: “IMO conventions: effective implementation”. One of the measures of particular importance to the fishing industry is the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel Safety. Fishing Industry’s Poor Record Fishing vessels continue to have one of the worst safety records (PDF) […]

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