Kevin Dunion, the Scottish Information Commissioner, has today ordered the Scottish Executive to consider releasing details of its alleged breaches of European law. By withholding draft responses on 'infraction' cases, the Executive had failed to comply with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, he ruled. Details here.
First he tried giant whisks. Now he is proposing a fleet of yachts that sprays water droplets into the clouds as the way to damp down global warming. The droplets, says engineer Stephen Salter of the University of Edinburgh, UK, will boost the whiteness of low-altitude clouds so that they reflect more sunlight back into space.
THE vast majority of small companies in Scotland are in denial about the environment, with more than 90% believing that nothing they do could ever create waste or cause pollution – despite many admitting to potentially damaging practices.
A TOASTER that uses radiation to prevent toast burning has been given the go-ahead in the UK. By combining a household smoke detector with an electric toaster, it promises to deliver "perfect toast every time".