Homes and business could be hit by flooding in parts of Scotland as heavy rain is set to hit the country.
A flood warning has been issued for part of the coast between Fraserburgh and Rosehearty.
Sandbags have been made available to homes in Stonehaven preparing for a red flood warning overnight.
Tough new rules are being brought in for salmon farms after a major study raised concerns about chemicals used to treat sea lice.
Flood warnings have been issued after parts of Scotland were hit by heavy rain.
Residents of an Aberdeenshire village attended a fiery public meeting to try and find out who is to blame for a strange stink in the air that has blighted the area for decades.
Two fire crews are currently assisting residents to safety after the River Oykel burst its banks this morning.
Flood alerts are in place across parts of western Scotland as the region gets set for heavy rainfall.
Recycled waste in Scotland has overtaken the amount sent to landfill for the first time, new figures show.
Storm Ali caused disruption across swathes of the north yesterday as motorists, rail and ferry passengers were hit.
Flood-hit towns and villages across the north and north-east have had their defences bolstered following the launch of a £420million warning scheme.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has extended its flood warning scheme, helping more communities better prepare for extreme weather.
Environmental health has received notification of a suspected growth of blue green algae at Loch of Clickimin in Lerwick.
Farmers and crofters have been told to prepare for a complete ban on the burning of plastics and most agricultural waste from the start of next year.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) is investigating after thousands of young salmon became trapped in the gates of two hydro dams in the Highlands.
Environmental officials are investigating after dozens of car tyres were dumped just feet from one of Scotland’s National Parks.
An amber "be alert" flood warning has been issued for parts of the north-east.
The prospective developers of a controversial budget hotel on a gap site in Thurso are facing objections about the proposed water treatment system.
Flood alerts have been issued across the north and north-east of Scotland.
Residents of an Aberdeenshire town have complained about the strong smell of sewage coming from a burn.
An environmental watchdog has launched a probe into reports of sanitary products among other detritus found in the polluted waterways of an Aberdeen park.
Councillors have agreed to extend the deadline for the closure of an illegal travellers site at St Cyrus to avoid any “direct action” by the authority and allow time for other “positive” options to be devised.
A Ballater shopkeeper has vowed to stop cars driving through the village high street to protect retailers if it is hit by flash flooding today.
Amber flood alerts have been issued for every part of mainland Scotland this afternoon.
Bathers at an Aberdeenshire beauty spot got a nasty shock after sewage was found to be flowing into the River Dee.
The thousands who will take to beaches across the north to enjoy the weekend’s warm weather can take a refreshing dip safe in the knowledge that the water quality at several spots has been graded “excellent”.
A flood-hit Moray coastal village could soon be classed as vulnerable by environmental experts enabling it to access funds for protection measures.
A government environment watchdog could launch an investigation into polluted waterways at a popular Aberdeen park.
Figures show only 35 people convicted of illegal fly-tipping in 15 years across the north of Scotland
Only 35 convictions have been made for illegal fly-tipping offences across the north and north-east in the last 15 years, according to the latest figures.
Plans to create a “world class” golf course in Sutherland have taken a step forward after a key objector withdrew their concern.
A problem site for illegal fly-tipping in the Highlands is again being investigated by a waste crime team.
The north east was still feeling the effects of days of snow, wind and rain yesterday, resulting in flooding, fallen trees and further school disruption.