Earth Day 2018 calls for end of all single-use plastics

April 19th, 2018 Global call to support the effort to eliminate single-use plastics set to be the main driver during Earth Day 2018 this Sunday. Earth...

Average Irish household uses 7 per cent more energy than the EU average

According to the latest Energy in the Residential Sector report by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the average household uses seven per cent more...

River Basin Management Plan draws criticism from NGOs and Green Party

April 19th, 2018 The Government’s River Basin Management Plan has drawn a criticism from a network of environmental NGOs concerned with water issues and the...

New report links fruits and vegetables sold in plastic to food waste

April 19th, 2018 A new report calls attention to how the level of fruits and vegetables sold in plastic bags or multi-packs in supermarket chains...

Applications for DCU’s new climate change course set to close

April 18th, 2018 The first round of applications for Dublin City University’s new course on climate change in policy, media, and society is set to...

Citizens’ Assembly report on Climate Change released this morning

April 18th, 2018 The Stop Climate Chaos coalition has called on the State to take the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations on climate change as seriously as...

EU Court of Justice rules that logging in Bialowieza Forest breaks EU law

April 18th, 2017 The European Court of Justice has ruled that increased Polish logging activities in the Białowieża forest violates EU law. Ruling yesterday, the ECJ’s...

Conservation group to host event highlighting plight of endangered Curlew

April 16th, 2018 A leading peatland conservation group is set to highlight the decline of endangered Curlew breeding on Irish bogs at an event in...

Department of Agriculture release new data on pesticide use

April 13th, 2018 New data from the Department of Agriculture reveals that 3,135 tonnes of pesticides were used in Ireland in 2016. Pesticide sprays include...

New study puts value of Dublin trees in the billions

April 13th, 2018 A new study has found that urban trees in the Irish capital led to higher house prices and may be worth up...

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