Replace peat with LNG, says senior Trump energy official

June 25th, 2019 Ireland should replace peat with US Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) in its fuel transition, a senior Trump energy official has said.  The US under-secretary for Energy...

Irish Rail to reassess hedgecutting policy during nesting season

May 16th, 2019 Irish Rail has updated its vegetation management policy to ensure that site specific risk assessments are carried out if any tree...

Bottled up problems: water companies sucking aquifers dry

August 22nd, 2018 Bottled water companies are quietly depleting aquifers across the globe. This is the findings of a recent report in Bloomberg that revealed...

Hen Harrier killed after wind turbine collision

July 16th, 2019 A Hen Harrier, one of Ireland’s most threatened birds of prey, was killed on a wind farm in Co Kerry in April,...

Ireland’s worst environmental offenders named and shamed by EPA

July 12th, 2017 The EPA has publicly announced the worst offenders for breaching environmental laws in this country, in an approach aimed at encouraging greater...

Legislation on microplastics missing globally, UN report

December 8th, 2018 While legislation to tackle plastic waste increases globally, microplastic pollution remains an overlooked problem, a new UN report has revealed. The new report...

Carbon cheques, emissions caps and climate justice

January 14th, 2019 As someone who has campaigned for years for carbon cheques to be distributed per capita in order to compensate for the increased...

Environmentalist delivers 100,000-strong petition opposing Trump wall in Doonbeg

June 5th, 2019 A petition signed by over 100,000 people opposing the construction of a coastal defence wall at President Donald Trump’s golf resort in...

Coastal flooding could cost EU states over €900 billion by 2100

August 15th, 2018 Coastal flooding could cause over €900 billion in damages to European countries by the end of the century without further investments in...

Plastic waste emits greenhouse gases when exposed to sunlight

August 13th, 2018 The plastic used in everyday items such as plastic bags emit greenhouse gases when exposed to sunlight, a new study has found. Researchers...

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