MEPs vote to clampdown on imports of palm oil for biofuel

10th April 2017 MEPs voted to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels to counter the unsustainable use of palm oil production. The resolution...

Gallery: It Takes a Village – Cloughjordan & Feeding Ourselves Festival in Pictures. #People4Soil

April 10th 2017 Ireland’s ecovillage capital and rural utopia, Cloughjordan, played host to Cultivate’s Feeding Ourselves festival over the weekend. The focus of the event...

Rare honeycomb reef off Irish coast needs Legal Protections, says Coastwatch Europe

10th April 2017 A rare honeycomb reef off the Irish coast may come under threat due to a lack of legal protection, according to the...

Irish Greenhouse gas emissions from companies in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme increased in...

7th April 2017 A press release from the EPA has warned that Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish companies have in fact increased under the EU...

To Flush or Not to Flush? The outrageous fortune of wet wipes is causing...

7th April 2017 ‘Think before you flush’ has been the motto of An Taisce’s Clean Coasts for some time but now wily manufacturers are muddying...

Tremendous response to public consultation on microbeads ban, says Minister Coveney

The “tremendous” response to the public consultation on a microbeads ban outlines the Irish people’s growing concern with protecting our marine environment, says Minister...

Irish agriculture is the least climate-efficient in the EU

6th April 2017 Ireland has the least climate-efficient agricultural sector in Europe, according to a new EU report. The report, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee...

Fracking Ban Moves Step Closer with Oireachtas Committee Backing

A national ban on fracking moved a step closer this month as an Oireachtas Joint Committee unanimously agreed to support a Private Member’s Bill...

€5 million Scheme to Deep Retrofit Homes announced. Is enough being done for Ireland...

6th April 2017 The Allocation of €5 million to the the deep retrofit homes scheme this year will fund major energy efficiency upgrades to homes...

Ireland seeks consultation on UK’s new nuclear plant close to Irish east coast

5th April 2017 The Department of the Environment has requested the UK government keep them informed on their first new nuclear plant in 20 years. Hinkley...

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