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Time to stem the tide of plastic ruining our shores
Scope talks to Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful about the rising tide of damage caused by discarded single use plastic bottles and asks what can be done to combat the scourge.
God, Nolan ... and wood pellets
There are many reasons why people choose to be interviewed by Nolan: an instruction from God will be a new one to most of us.
Debate of the Week: a greenway network across NI
CS Lewis Square opened last week – another major boost for Belfast. When can the successful greenway projects that have helped the city and surrounding areas be developed across Northern Ireland?
Laying the Groundwork for success
Groundwork NI has recovered from the doldrums and is now finding a way to help other organisations – especially smaller ones – flourish, according to its new CEO.
Northern Ireland goes naked into the storms
Some Northern Ireland politicians dispute the cause of global warming. Some even have unconventional views about the age and history of the earth. But you can’t argue with facts.
Blowing in the wind: the answer to our energy woes?
In the second of our series exploring big economic ideas coming out of the Centre for Economic Empowerment's Festival of Economics we look at community energy schemes
Climate Change: what the future holds for us
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK not to have a Climate Change Act.
Sinn Fein Assembly manifesto for 2016
We continue to look at the main party's manifestos ahead of the Assembly elections - and find that Sinn Fein's document is unsurprising.
NICVA publishes manifesto ahead of elections
Election seasons is upon us and Scope will have a heavy focus on policy. This week NICVA published its own paper. We highlight their ideas.
Why planners say it is okay to enclose open spaces
The recent Glasmullin dispute has raised questions about Northern Ireland’s planning laws, Scope dissects the issues.
Closing down our open spaces
The decision by Belfast City Council to grant planning permission for a sports ground on open land in West Belfast creates an uneasy precedent and is out of step with planning policy elsewhere, Scope reports.
Preserving heritage and understanding the past
Scope meets Paul Mullan, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland.