Guidelines for getting outdoors safely during COVID19

March 20th, 2020 Increasing numbers of people are seeking the natural benefits of getting outdoors, taking in fresh air, letting off pent up energy and enjoying our...

EU urged to rethink plan to bail out airlines

March 19th, 2020 Over 150 environmental organisations have urged the EU not to bail out the aviation industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   In a letter...

COVID19 – a manifestation of the biodiversity crisis

March 20th, 2020 Ecologists are blue in the face telling people that all life depends upon biodiversity and that we depend upon the natural world for...

Insectageddon – a plague on our houses or a phantom menace?

March 20th, 2020 “Who has the right to decide that the supreme value is a world without insects even though it would be a sterile...

‘Radical economic reset’ needed to offset COVID-19 effects

March 19th, 2020 The Government must takes rapid and concrete steps to stabilise the economy that puts protection of those hit hardest by the impacts of COVID-19...

Short-term emissions drop nothing to celebrate

March 19th, 2020 For the past few days as the COVID-19 pandemic upends global routines, social media has been flooded with people sharing hopeful messages...

Trump resort refused permission for Doonbeg wall

March 18th, 2020 The Doonbeg golf resort owned by US President Donald Trump has been refused permission by An Bord Pleanála to build a controversial...

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...

Covid-19 and the climate: key impacts so far

March 13th, 2020 Earlier this month, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said the recent decline in particulate matter (PM2.5) levels in China’s atmosphere was likely...

2019 was second warmest on record, WMO data

March 11th, 2020 2019 was the second warmest year on record and finished up with an average global temperature of 1.1 C above pre-industrial levels.  The year was...

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