EPA orders Kilkenny Council to investigate potential contamination of River Nore

August 4th, 2017 Ireland’s environmental watchdog has ordered Kilkenny County Council to investigate potential contamination of the River Nore by discharge from a Council street sweeping...

New study shows traffic air pollution stalls children’s brain development

August 3rd, 2017 Traffic-related air pollution in cities can hinder the brain development of children, according to a Spanish study of over 2,500 school children. The...

Hidden environmental costs of the ‘fast fashion’ movement

August 3rd, 2017 Today’s fashion trends often come fast and cheap. Although we can now keep up with the latest moves in the industry at...

Air pollution caused by climate change will increase premature deaths

August 3rd, 2017 Future climate change is expected to cause about 60,000 additional deaths from air pollution in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in...

Minister approves funding for Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund

August 2nd, 2017 The Environment Minister, Denis Naughten, has approved total nationwide funding of €460,000 for this year’s Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund scheme. Grants...

Only five per cent chance of meeting Paris Agreement target, new US-based study finds

August 2nd, 2017 There is only a five per cent chance of meeting the Paris Agreement target of limiting the increase in global temperature to...

Ireland wants ‘get out of jail free card’ for air pollution, say Europe’s leading...

August 1st, 2017 Ireland is among nine EU countries seeking “get out of jail free cards” from the European Commission for breaking air pollution ceilings,...

Ireland should phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2035, says Fine Gael TD

July 28th, 2017 Fine Gael TD Noel Rock and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have voiced their support for the total phase-out of petrol and...

BREAKING: ECJ orders emergency ban on logging in one of Europe’s oldest forests

July 28th, 2017 An immediate ban on logging in Poland’s ancient Białowieza Forest has been issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) due to...

Higher diesel excise a step toward inevitable ban on diesel and petrol cars

Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has repeated its call for the State to increase excise rates for diesel as a progressive step towards the inevitable...

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