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5 April 2022  The third and final Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group report landed yesterday late afternoon – and we took some...

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30 March 2022  The Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Environment and Climate Action has been holding hearings recently all around energy challenges we currently face.  Yesterday,...

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Pictured above: Dr. Elaine McGoff and her two children following a climate protest.  26 March 2022  When Theresa O’Donohoe was pregnant with her first child, she...

A closer look: a landmark study in environmental justice in Ireland

24 March 2022  A new study of environmental justice in Ireland was published today – and there’s a lot in it. Researchers from Dublin City University...

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22 March 2022  Over the past quiet months for the natural world, Simon Berrow’s been in the throes of what he calls “shark fever”.  “I dream...

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11 March 2022  If you ever find yourself amidst snowy mountains, keep your eyes on the white as much as you can. If you’re lucky,...

What’s going on with gas prices right now?

9 March 2022  As devastating images and stories continue to emerge from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission has begun to rethink its...

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