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Ireland’s Fourth National Biodiversity Action Plan 2023-2027

This is a submission on behalf of the Environmental Pillar in response to the call for submissions on Ireland’s Fourth National Biodiversity Action Plan...

NASA Launches International Mission to Survey Earth’s Water

In Brief: Led by NASA and the French space agency CNES, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide high-definition data on the salt-...

The Importance of COP15

By Pádraic Fogarty, Campaign Officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust   When the gavel went down at the end of COP21 in Paris in November 2015...

NASA Sensors to Help Detect Methane Emitted by Landfills

In Brief: A nonprofit group, Carbon Mapper, will use data from NASA’s EMIT mission, plus current airborne and future satellite instruments, to survey waste sites...

Environmental Pillar Letter to PEFC International Calling for the Suspension of Draft PEFC ...

To the Directors of PEFC International. I am writing to you on behalf of the Environmental Pillar, an organisation that works to represent the...

Latest International Water Satellite Packs an Engineering Punch

In Brief: Meet the scientific heart of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission, which will see Earth’s water in higher definition than ever before. SWOT...

Water Mission to Gauge Alaskan Rivers on Front Lines of Climate Change

In Brief: The upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide a trove of data on Earth’s water resources, even in remote locations. Alaska...

Explore Time-Lapse Views of Our Changing Planet

NASA’s Images of Change gallery has added a new feature: "Google Timelapse" view. In addition to comparison views of before-and-after images, you can now...

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