Plans to import fracked gas through Port of Cork scrapped

14 January 2021  Plans to import fracked gas through the Port of Cork have been scrapped, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications confirmed...

New scheme will allow excess energy to be sold back to grid

14 January 2021  Individuals and communities will be able to sell their own renewable electricity into the national grid by July this year, the Department...

Research 361: The State of the Art on the Potential Human Health Impacts of...

Authors: Imen Gdara, Jenny Lawler, Anthony Staines and Sandra O’Neill

Culture column: Weather by Jenny Offill

13 January 2021  We’re trying out something new here – a culture column. We want to take a look at how our films, tv shows,...

Our Environment, Our Health, Our Wellbeing: Access to Blue/Green Spaces in Ireland

Authors: SHEER Wellbeing Project Team: Christine Domegan et al

Ireland signs up to international biodiversity coalition

11 January 2021  Ireland has signed up to an international coalition that aims to protect almost a third of the planet’s land and sea area.  The...

Ireland to report emissions and removals from peatlands

7 January 2021  Starting this year, Ireland will report the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from peatlands.  The Department of the Environment, Climate and...

Where greenwashing meet brainwashing

The piece below appeared in mid-December on the investigative website, DeSmog UK. I wanted to shine a light on the subtle agri-industrial marketing machinery...

Joint Committee publish recommendations to strengthen Climate Bill

18 December 2020  The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action has published their recommendations to substantially strengthen the Climate Bill across the board following weeks...

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