The Scottish Government has been urged to lower the speed limit in residential areas to 20mph to save lives.
More than a million homes could be built on brownfield land, helping to meet housing demand and regenerate towns and cities, campaigners say.
A five-year-old dog has become a recycling hero for regularly picking up plastic bottles on her daily walks.
Plans to develop a deep coal mine, creating hundreds of new jobs, have sparked controversy.
Beavers will be given legal protection in Scotland after an attempt by a Conservative MSP to prevent the move was voted down.
More than 1,000 people are feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the president has said.
A mushroom that smells of curry powder and a spider whose egg sack looks like a whippy ice cream are among the hidden wonders lurking in woodlands, experts have said.
VIDEO: Young people across Scotland take part in climate change demonstrations as part of worldwide day of action
Thousands of young people across Scotland have taken to the streets in a second worldwide day of action against climate change.
Students have joined school strikes around the world demanding that politicians take urgent action on climate change.
Hundreds of students and school pupils across Scotland are to take part in a second global youth strike today in protest at inaction on climate change.
A herd of goats has turned up in a town centre after bad weather drove the animals from their hilly home.