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August 27th, 2019 The Bolsanaro administration has rejected a $20 million aid offer from G7 countries to fight the Amazon fires that environmental NGOs have described...

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February 19th, 2018 A Fine Gael Senator has outlined support for a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, despite her party’s opposition to the policy...

Low pesticide exposure found among horticulture workers

December 14th, 2018 Scientists from NUI Galway have found low levels of glyphosate exposure among professional gardeners and amenity horticultural workers in Ireland following four...

Planning Bill out of touch with international and EU law

December 20th, 2019 The Government’s proposals to limit citizens and environmental NGOs access to the courts to challenge planning decisions are out of touch with...

Fish oil supplements: debatable health benefits but clear environment impact

August 9th, 2018 For decades, fish oil supplements have been advertised as key to improved cardiovascular health, and the secret to dodge Alzheimer’s disease later...

Chinese Lantern event in Punchestown may not have required safety permission

May 16, 2018 A Chinese lantern event set to take place at Punchestown, Co Kildare this August may not have the required safety permission for...

Ireland should phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2035, says Fine Gael TD

July 28th, 2017 Fine Gael TD Noel Rock and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have voiced their support for the total phase-out of petrol and...

Climate and agricultural practices by Mercosur countries “inconsistent” with EU values

6 August 2020  Agricultural and climate practices by Mercosur countries are “inconsistent” with EU values, a new report has found.  In a new assessment on the...

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November 29th, 2018 The long-term warming trend has continued into 2018, with the average global temperature set to be the fourth highest on record, according...

Insomnia introduce compostable cups to the daily grind

June 20th, 2018 Leading Irish coffee chain Insomnia has become the latest coffee chain to ditch traditional single-use coffee cups in favour of compostable cups...

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