General Election 2020 – a wake-up call for environmentalists

January 23rd, 2020 Voters don’t care about the environment. There, I said it. And I wouldn’t have believed it until this week either. I think I...

New campaign calls for faster, fairer climate action from next Government

January 22nd, 2020 A new nationwide climate campaign launched today calling on general election candidates to ensure a faster and fairer route to climate leadership...

European Parliament cements EU support for dozens of new gas projects

January 22nd, 2020 The European Parliament’s Energy Committee today voted down a motion to reject the EU’s list of priority energy projects that includes dozens...

Manifesto for Nature: Biodiversity on its knees as election looms

January 20th, 2020 Ireland’s natural world is in appalling shape and needs the full backing of the public to push election candidates to bring it...

Petition for RTE climate debate gathering steam

January 20th, 2020 A petition calling for a standalone climate debate on RTE in the run up to general election has gathered over 1,600 signatures...

Big Phil under fire for ‘win-win’ comment on US LNG import

January 17th, 2020 Phil Hogan has come under fire for describing liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the US to Europe as a “win-win” for both...

Draft UN plan sets target to protect 30% of planet by 2030

January 16th, 2020 At least 30 per cent of the planet must be protected in order to tackle the biodiversity crisis in the coming decade, the United...

Warmest ocean temperature recorded in 2019

January 16th, 2020 Last year was the warmest year for the ocean in all of human history, according to a new study.  Research from the Institute of...

Poor private water supply monitoring jeopardising public health, EPA warns

January 16th, 2020 Deficiencies in the construction of wells and inadequate local authority monitoring of private water supplies is jeopardising the health of one-fifth of the population,...

False green diesel adverts lands gas company with €5m fine

January 16th, 2020 One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies has been hit with the highest possible fine in Italy over a marketing...

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