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‘Scum Saturday’ just a bad memory

A wildlife haven once blighted by poisonous algae has seen a dramatic improvement in water quality, according to a new report.

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Public meeting to address Mossmorran flaring concerns

Public meeting to address Mossmorran flaring concerns

A public meeting has been called to discuss concern over extended flaring at Mossmorran.

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Black smoke pours from the Mossmorran plant at Cowdenbeath (picture by Paul Irvine)

Investigation launched into flaring at Mossmorran

Calls have been made for a full review into the working practices at the Mossmorran plant after a bout of flaring released ominous clouds of black smoke into the atmosphere.

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Kirkcaldy councillor Rod Cavanagh will meet with Ravenscraig  tenants following Fife Council's reassurances.

High rise cladding is safe is say Council as safety review is launched

Fife Council has reassured its tenants living in high rise flats across the region that fire safety remains its ‘top priority’ following the Grenfell Flats tragedy in London.

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The tyres dumped at Keils Den.

Beauty spot spoiled by illegal dumping of tyres

A local beauty spot has been marred by the illegal dumping of dozens of used tyres.

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Alice Soper and volunteers help give the old Volvo garage on Abbotshall Road a makeover

Old Kirkcaldy eyesore given a bright new look

A long-standing Kirkcaldy eyesore has been given a makeover thanks to green-fingered volunteers in the town.

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Volunteers at Levenmouth Community Clean Up.

Volunteers clean up Levenmouth

Around 50 volunteers picked up litter on Sunday to help clean up Levenmouth.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Elinor with the swan and cygnets at the Loch. All pics by David Cruickshanks

Bereaved Fife swan is now a mum of six!

The sad tale of a swan from Kinghorn loch who lost her mate when he had to be put down after being badly injured when he was caught in fishing line, has had a happy outcome as she is now mother to six cygnets!

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Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court

Scrapyard boss had 150 vehicles, but no waste management licence

More details have emerged behind the coviction of a Kirkcaldy scrap yard owner for breaching environmental protection regulations.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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A group of associates of CLEAR Buckhaven - Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration.

Council bid for volunteers take over shrub maintenance

Leading Buckhaven environmental campaigners and community organisation CLEAR has respectfully declined an approach by Fife Council to take over the ongoing maintenance of shrub-beds around the town.

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The new chicks mark the tenth anniversary of the sea eagle reintroduction programme.

White tailed eagle chicks hatch in Fife

White tailed eagle chicks have hatched in a Forest Enterprise Scotland woodland in Fife for the fifth year running, and this year it’s twins - again!

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The controversial plans drew more than 280 formal objections following a public meeting earlier this month. (Pic George McLuskie).

Victory for people power as controversial Fife biomass proposal rejected

People power has scored a major victory after planners scrapped a move for a second biomass plant to be built in a Fife town.

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West Sands, St Andrews

15 Fife beaches hailed for high standards

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that 15 beaches from across Fife have been recognised for their high standards – from keeping sand litter free to providing excellent information and accessible amenities.

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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Motorists can expect some disruption

£250,000 roadworks plan for Levenmouth

Fife Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing on the A915 Standing Stane Road from May 22 to June 9 as part of a £250,000 road improvement plan for Levenmouth.

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Plastic waste and gannets at the Bass Rock

Warning over high levels of plastic in Firth of Forth

A research expedition by the crew of Greenpeace’s ship the Beluga II has revealed high levels of plastic pollution in the Firth of Forth, home to the world’s largest colony of Northern gannets.

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Some people are concerned that the peace of Burleigh Sands could be shattered

Kinross-shire earmarked for major tourism venture

Residents of Milnathort are being urged to voice their concerns about proposals for a holiday park on the edge of the village.

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