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June 7, 2017 IPCC is in the process of elaborating a rigorous monitoring methodology for the endangered Large Heath bog butterfly. The Lodge Bog Nature...

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August 3rd, 2018 Last year was the warmest year on record without the influence of El Niño, meaning that the four warmest years on record...

Shannon LNG project faces fresh legal challenge

February 14th, 2020  The High Court yesterday granted leave to an environmental group to challenge the decision of the State and the European Commission...

Current Climate Bill cannot drive necessary emission reductions

27 October 2020  The Climate Bill in its current state cannot be expected to drive necessary emission reductions, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action...

Manifesto Watch: People Before Profit on climate

February 7th, 2020 As we enter the final day of the election cycle, we are finishing up our series on where the parties stand on...

Urban rewilding: making our concrete jungles greener

September 28th, 2017 Earlier this week, the government published a draft of the National Planning Framework (NPF) – Ireland 2040 Our Plan. The plan lays out...

Commission proposes new strict EU-wide rules on single-use plastics

May 28th, 2018 The European Commission has today outlined new plans to cut down on single-use plastics and reduce marine plastic pollution. The new EU-wide rules...

Donnybrook Buzz Shelter is taking it’s Bees very seriously – All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

May 9th, 2017 Donnybrook TidyTowns are delighted with their latest contribution to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. The project, known as the ‘Buzz Shelter’, was to...

Number of cyclists in Dublin on the rise despite decreased State investment

May 24th, 2018 The number of cyclists in Dublin is higher than ever despite decreased government investment in cycling infrastructure, new data has shown. The Canal...

Investigation: Large section of woodland beside Lough Derg cleared and burned

February 15th, 2018 Fourteen acres of woodland bordering the protected Lough Derg area has been cleared and burned since late January with the full knowledge...

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