Already victims of one nuclear experiment, the people of Bikini Atoll are understandably reluctant to get involved in another. The islanders are sceptical of the latest plans to reduce the dangers of a homeland beset with radioactive contamination.
Environmentalists have launched an eleventh-hour appeal for funds to back their legal campaign against the M74 extension into Glasgow. Friends of the Earth Scotland say they need £25,000 to fight a court case opening next week against the £500 million motorway.
Eight million pounds is to be invested in maintaining and improving cycleways across Scotland over the next two years, the Scottish transport minister Tavish Scott announced today. This follows a campaign by a cycling lobby group exposing a steep decline in public spending on bikes.
As predicted, the Royal Society of Edinburgh has today come out in favour of nuclear power. "A new generation of nuclear power stations being built in Scotland should be an option," concludes its energy report, drawn up by scientists. It also urges more support for energy efficiency, renewables and clean coal. The report is available here.
Scottish ministers have finally managed to make their submission to Tony Blair's energy review - two months late and just a few weeks before the Prime Minister is expected to give the go-ahead to new nuclear power stations.
The armed police who guard Britain's civil nuclear plants have been investigated for 45 cases of misconduct and faced 14 formal complaints over the last five years. In one instance, a handgun and ammunition were stolen from a police station.
The risk of a major oil spill in the Firth of Forth while millions of tonnes of Russian crude is pumped between ships is three times higher than predicted, one of the UK's leading risk experts has claimed.
The recent death of veteran radiation scientist, John Dunster, has prompted some kind obituaries from his professional colleagues, including one in yesterday's Times. Yet none of them have mentioned what made him most famous - or infamous - in the wider world.