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UCC environment society to cut ties with caterers over staff layoffs

March 16th, 2020 University College Cork (UCC) environmental society will cut all ties with the university’s catering provider over last week’s decision to lay off...

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire vows to deliver on climate

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Secondary school students call for mass climate protest next month

February 1st, 2019 Secondary school students across Ireland have called for a mass protest next month to demand Government action to tackle climate change and...

Court gives green light to challenge Cork plastic factory

January 21st, 2019 A local campaign group was granted leave this morning in the High Court to judicially review An Bord Pleanála’s (ABP) decision to...

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Dursey Island tourism plan ‘detrimental’ to nature

November 7th, 2019 Several environmental groups have criticised a €7 million project to ramp up tourist numbers on Dursey Island that they say would be...

Three dead and over 200,000 without power in aftermath of Ophelia

October 17th, 2017 Three dead and over 215,000 remain without power as Ireland deals with the aftermath of ex-hurricane Ophelia which hit the island yesterday. The families...

Climate talks end with baby steps, not the giant leap required

December 17th, 2018 The cataclysmic impacts of climate inaction were spelled out in black and white in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report...

Poor countries bare brunt of climate impact over last 20 years

December 4th, 2018 The highest weather-related losses ever were recorded last year, with poorer countries baring the brunt of the damage, a new report has...

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