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Mary Anning (1799 – 1847) was an English fossil collector and paleontologist. When geologist Henry De la Beche painted Duria Antiquior, the first widely circulated pictorial...

Watch: TG4’s documentary Éire Fhiáin captures the majesty of Ireland’s biodiversity

March 07 2017 Last week, TG4’s Éire Fhiáin blew us away with spectacular footage of Ireland’s south-west coast, taking us on a pilgrimage of biodiversity...

Everything you need to know about Ireland’s new Home Energy Saving Kits

March 7th 2017 Today saw the launch of Home Energy Saving Kits throughout Dublin. These kits were developed by Dublin’s Energy Agency, Codema and provide...

Why is Ireland diluting legislation on banning hormone-changing chemicals?

March 06th 2017 Ireland has been accused of trying to limit EU legislation aimed at reducing the use of harmful chemicals in pesticides. The legislation...

Protesters stand up for nature as Senators debate Minister Humphreys’ anti-wildlife bill

March 3rd 2017 Protesters dressed as bees, foxes and even an Angry Bird, made their presence felt outside the Oireachtas this week as the controversial...

Irish Seed Savers Association to host annual Seed Share event, Sunday 5th March

2nd March 2017 To kick off the growing season,  the Irish Seed Savers will host their annual Seed Share event at their site in Scariff,...

The Native Woodland Trust saves a rare forest in the Slieve Bloom mountains

March 1, 2017 The Native Woodland Trust has announced the addition of 21 acres of Camcor Wood, Co. Offaly to its portfolio of woodland nature...

Recycling to inspire – Three countries getting creative to tackle waste management.

February 28th 2017 Panda Waste Management’s announcement that they are to attach a surveillance camera to its rubbish trucks as a way of identifying households...

Will Ticknock forest be preserved as a National Park?

March 1st 2017 State-owned forestry company Coillte has postponed the felling of trees in Dublin’s Ticknock forest as calls for its preservation for recreational use...

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