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20th March 2017 Fossil fuel divestment and sustainable choices will be the focus of NUI Galway’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Society’s third...

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European Parliament calls for Arctic ban on use of dirtiest shipping fuel

16th March 2017 Sustainable Transport group, Transport & Environment (T&E) are insisting today’s EU call for a ban on the use of heavy-fuel oil (HFO) by...

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