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23 November 2021  If you’ve been following The Green News, you know that I’ve been on the road this month covering COP26.  I was in throngs...

Food waste initiatives set up to stop the rot

13th March 2017 Ireland’s first ever action group on food waste in the retail sector was established last week along with a series of measures...

Concerns raised over Lidl’s new plastic recycing bins

April 15th, 2019 Concerns have been raised about a new plastic-fighting initiative by Lidl Ireland that campaigners say may cause confusion over what plastics that...

Key takeaways from this week’s Climate Committee sessions

14 January 2021  It was quite the busy week over at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action.  Members considered the proposed carbon budgets brought forward...

Five Irish species at risk in the ‘sixth mass extinction’

July 21st, 2017 There was widespread media coverage last week as scientists warned that a sixth mass extinction is underway due to a “biological annihilation”...

Dublin City Council to declare climate emergency

October 14th, 2019 Dublin City Council will declare a climate emergency, the Lord Mayor has said.  Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe made the commitment on Saturday afternoon during a...

Forestry: an emissions “source” rather than sink

29 October 2020  Ireland’s forestry sector is now a source of greenhouse gas emissions rather than a sink, a Department of Agriculture report has found.  The...

Crowdfunding campaign raises funds for legal challenge to Cork Harbour incinerator

June 6th, 2018 A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a legal challenge against a planned incinerator in Cork Harbour has collected over €37,000 in...

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