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The Yangtze River
Friday, April 05, 2024

Textiles and food packaging biggest source of PFAS in Yangtze River

The first study of toxic “forever chemicals” along the full length of Asia’s longest river, the Yangtze, has found 13 different types of PFAS, nearly half of them coming from textile treatments and food packaging.

Professor Gretchen C. Daily
Thursday, April 04, 2024

Announcing the 45th TB Macaulay lecture speaker: Professor Gretchen C. Daily

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the 45th TB Macaulay lecture will be delivered by globally renowned environmental expert, Professor Gretchen C. Daily on 10th September at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Protecting Scottish lochs from climate change

Scientists have outlined the urgent actions needed to protect Scotland’s lochs from the impacts of climate change, estimating that harmful algal blooms cost the national economy at least £16.5 million a year.

Rachel Helliwell
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Scotland’s water infrastructure under the spotlight

Ideas around how Scotland can make sure people and industry can continue to access clean water, as supplies come under increasing pressure from climate change, will be one of the key topics at a major water sector event in Edinburgh next Friday (March 22).

First-ever flux tower on forested peat to measure landscape scale emissions
Thursday, March 14, 2024

First-ever flux tower on forested peat to measure landscape scale emissions

The South of Scotland has joined a national network of flux towers, with a unique project, involving the Hutton, allowing greenhouse gases to be measured as the land changes from commercial forestry crops to restored peatland.

The River Lochy, Gairlochy. Please credit Richard Webb.
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Study raises concerns over rising river temperatures in Scotland

Rivers in Scotland’s west and northwest could be the most sensitive to climate change and should be monitored more closely, according to a new study by scientists at The James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen.

The Lewis and Harris crofters during their visit to Shetland.
Monday, March 11, 2024

Scottish islands share sheep scab challenge solutions

Crofters from the Outer Hebrides keen to control livestock disease on their island, have visited Shetland to learn about a scheme targeting diseases including sheep scab.

Saving Scotland’s soft fruit with science
Monday, February 26, 2024

Saving Scotland’s soft fruit with science

The closure of one of Perthshire’s best-known berry growers was a devastating blow to the soft fruit industry in Scotland last week. Leadketty Farm has been home to the Corrigall family for 80 years and employed more than 100 people each summer during berry picking season.

Aberdeenshire community to help shape new nature schemes
Friday, February 23, 2024

Aberdeenshire community to help shape new nature schemes

Researchers at The James Hutton Institute are working with a community-owned woodland in Aberdeenshire to explore how people can take a greater role in deciding how solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises are used in their local environments.

The study initially focused on the River Dee, pictured, and River Ugie
Friday, February 09, 2024

First Scotland-wide drugs and microplastics test of rivers launched

Environmental scientists at The James Hutton Institute have launched the first nation-wide drug and microplastics test on Scotland’s rivers to help shed light on the increasing mix of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics entering our waters.

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