Move to take peat out of planning system challenged in High Court

July 17th, 2019 A challenge to new peat regulations exempting industrial peat extraction from the need for planning permission was heard in the courts this week. The...

Scientists warn increasing ocean temperatures could destroy world’s coral reefs within decades

New research published in the journal PeerJ, reports that strict conservation and protection measures has failed to halt the destruction of coral reefs in...

Wind and solar may provide a third of EU energy by 2030, says Irish-led...

July 30th, 2018 Wind and solar could provide over one-third of Europe’s energy by 2030 without major impacts on prices if countries pool their renewable...

Ireland urged to avoid energy credits from Estonian biomass co-fired with oil shale

August 29th, 2018 Environmental organisations in 13 countries have urged the Irish state to refuse to buy renewable energy credits generated from burning wood alongside...

The Green Wave: a new breed of eco-councillors

May 26th, 2019 With more than half of the seats now filled in the local elections, it is clear that a Green Wave has washed...

Ireland must step up to achieve targets, says Climate Minister

December 4th, 2018 Ireland needs to step up and do more if we are to achieve our climate targets, the Minister for Climate Action told...

European Parliament votes in favour of higher climate ambition

7 October 2020  The European Parliament has voted to up the bloc’s climate target to a 60 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by...

Dear parents of planet earth…

February 22nd, 2019 Lorna Gold calls for parents to get behind our young people as they continue to strike on Fridays for...

Krill may be breaking microplastics down into even smaller particles in our seas

March 12th, 2018 Krill may be reducing the amount of microplastic in the oceans through their digestive system, creating nanoplastics in their place, a new...

Pressure grows on State to drop support for gas terminal project

October 21st, 2019 The Lord Mayor of Dublin has joined climate activists, environmental groups and Hollywood stars in calling for the State to drop support...

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