Pupils will now only be authorised to miss school to go on climate strikes once a year after a decision by Edinburgh City Council.
The Scottish Greens are calling for councillors to “see sense” ahead of discussing proposals to restrict the number of climate change protests school pupils take part in.
July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, meteorologists have said.
Pupils have hit out at proposals to limit climate change protests to just one day a year.
Extinction Rebellion activists have splattered red paint and sprayed messages on the Brazilian embassy in London in a protest over the rights of indigenous people.
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has visited a German forest at the centre of an ongoing dispute over fears it is at risk of being destroyed for a nearby mine.
Michael Alexander visits Fort George – current home of The Black Watch - as the historic monument and still active army barracks marks its 250th anniversary.
Glasgow has been selected to host a major UN climate change summit next year, if a UK bid is successful.
The record-breaking July heatwave in central and western Europe would have been up to 3C (5.5F) cooler if the climate was not changing, new research has found.
A newly-elected mayor is planning to have trained climate change teachers in every school in his area in what would be a world first.