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Court case over controversial Cork incinerator postponed until March 2019

October 24th, 2018   The High Court judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s (ABP) decision to grant planning permission for a controversial incinerator in Ringaskiddy has...

September date set for provisional application of controversial CETA trade deal

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Plastic trash greatly increasing risk of disease in coral reefs, study finds

February 1st, 2018 The presence of plastic trash in our oceans is greatly increasing the chances of disease in coral reefs, a new study reveals. The...

Nature-based farming key to address climate and biodiversity emergency

October 23rd, 2019 Agricultural fields with greater biodiversity are better protected from harmful insects, promote natural pollination and produce higher yields, a new international study has found....

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Legal case brought against Project Ireland 2040 over climate change concern

May 16th, 2018 The High Court has granted leave to a Cork-based environmental group to challenge the Irish Government’s adoption of Project Ireland 2040  on...

Gov’t failing to prevent abuses linked to ESB coal imports, charity warns

February 20th, 2020 Christian Aid Ireland has accused the ESB of complicity in human rights abuses in Colombia by importing coal from the controversial Cerrejón...

International Day of Forests: Benefits for sustainable cities

March 21st, 2018 Today marks the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. This year’s theme...

Plans to relocate Kildare peat cutters ‘environmentally damaging, costly, and unsustainable’

November 5th, 2018 Plans to relocate nine peat cutters in Kildare will be environmentally damaging, costly, and unsustainable, says environmental group in a submission to local...

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