Bandon flood scheme will lead to loss of precious natural amenity

September 19th, 2018 The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has urged the Office of Public Works (OPW) to opt for more eco-friendly solutions for flood relief...

Behavioural change key to determine energy future

September 18th, 2018 Behavioural change will play a significant role in future global energy trends, a University College Cork (UCC) climate expert has said. Speaking at an...

Large-scale peat extraction at Westmeath bog an ‘ecological disaster’

September 17th, 2018 One of Ireland’s largest peat harvesting companies stands accused of the unlicensed stripping of peat from a bog at a site in...

‘Extraordinarily’ high emissions from residential biomass fuels

September 14th, 2018 The burning of biomass fuels in Irish homes is leading to “extraordinarily” high levels of air pollution, a new Irish-led study has...

Explosion at Indaver waste facility in Belgium leaves one dead

September 14th, 2018 A major explosion at Indaver’s flagship industrial waste treatment facility yesterday near Antwerp, Belgium left one dead and four injured. The incident follows...

The Ozone Layer: Stable or in recovery mode?

September 13th, 2018 On 16 September 1987, an alarming discovery compelled 27 nations to sign an environmental pact known as the Montreal Protocol. In 1984, scientists...

Most EU states failing to meet air quality standards

September 13th, 2018 Most European Union countries are failing to meet the bloc’s air quality standards, a new report has revealed. The report released this week...

Committee told current climate policy has Ireland ‘going backwards’

September 13th, 2018 The policy choices of recent governments have left Ireland “going backwards” in terms of tackling rising emissions, the chair of the Climate...

New roadmap needed to revolutionise Ireland’s climate policy

September 12th, 2018 The recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly are the best foundation on which to lay a policy roadmap for lasting leadership in tackling...

 Trinity Rises Up for Climate Action

September 13th, 2018 Last Saturday marked a day for people all over the world to demand immediate action from their governments in combating climate change....

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