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Environment - Saturday 26 April, 2014

These photos show how incredibly different modern agriculture is to traditional farming

Stunning photography from the world’s fields and greenhouses.

Pine martens could be helping the red squirrel make a comeback, but we need “continued research”

The population of the invasive grey squirrel is continuing to grow in Ireland.

Environment - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here’s where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

Environment - Friday 11 April, 2014

Column: The Dodder is one of Europe’s best-preserved city rivers – with huge unexploited potential

Dublin’s Dodder river has a huge amount of unexploited potential, but that’s being overshadowed by pollution and fly-tipping, writes Victoria White.

Environment - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation

The government says it will not oppose a Sinn Féin bill on the height of turbines.

Environment - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From Business ETC Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance Flooding

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance

The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.

Environment - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first

Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.

Environment - Friday 21 March, 2014

Column: Can big data save our planet’s forests?

Are we winning the fight against deforestation? Now there’s a way to check – and hold businesses and governments to account, write Oliver Mylius and Hans Zomer.

Environment - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

One of the first white-tailed eagles bred in Ireland found dead after being shot

A post-mortem confirmed that the bird had dozens of shotgun pellets lodged in its body, but appears to have starved to death.

Environment - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem

Project developers would do well to take note of cognitive biases such as the magnificently named ‘endowment effect’ – meaning our tendency to overvalue something because we own it, writes Clare Taylor.

Environment - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

PHOTOS: No masks in stock as Beijing pollution goes off the charts

The World Health Organisation has said the toxic air has created a crisis.

Environment - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Mystery in Kildare after discovery of 250 dead frogs

Samples have now been sent to a lab in the UK to examine the cause of the mass die-off.

Environment - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Top FIVE since records began, WORST in 26 years… the 12 February storm in numbers

All the facts and figures in one handy place (although we’re still counting the fallen trees).

Environment - Thursday 13 February, 2014

How did poor old Charles Darwin get dragged into the nation’s storm coverage?

Things evolved rapidly throughout the day yesterday (sorry*). But why was everyone calling the system ‘Darwin’?

Environment - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Here’s why the first ever Irish trek to the North Pole could be the last ever by humans

Daytime temperatures of minus 50, costs that could run to €100,000 plus, and at least 780km to cover (depending on the temperament of the Arctic ice)…

Environment - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Depressed Argentinian polar bear, 29, waits to see if he can holiday in Canada

His fate is being decided by officials and zoo management.

Environment - Saturday 1 February, 2014

‘Serious health hazard’ as entire town’s sewage piped into conservation area Galway This post contains images

‘Serious health hazard’ as entire town’s sewage piped into conservation area

An Taisce said today there is a potential threat to drinking and bathing water in the area of Glenamaddy.

Environment - Friday 31 January, 2014

Sellafield says there is ‘no risk to public’ because of elevated radiation levels

Staff have been sent home from the facility in Cumbria.

Environment - Friday 24 January, 2014

Once-in-a-century flood could devastate Paris

French capital warned today of possibility of repeat of 1910 deluge from Seine.

Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed

The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.

Environment - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Environment - Monday 20 January, 2014

Fear of closure continues at Irish Seed Savers as fundraising slower than expected

The organisation requires €250,000 to secure its future.

Environment - Friday 17 January, 2014

An Taisce granted leave to appeal peat burning at Edenderry power station

An Taisce say that their case focuses on the extraction of the peat burned at the station.

Column: Can Ireland become a world leader in renewable energy production?

A national renewable energy planning strategy should consider all technologies – not just wind – while proper planning can address fears surrounding adverse local environmental impacts, writes Seán O’Leary.

Environment - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland’s energy grid

Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.

Environment - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Are these bike designs the future of cycling? Cycling This post contains images

Are these bike designs the future of cycling?

Concept designs, a trike with a roof and even a flying bike. The future is here.

Environment - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Column: An uncertain future… human, plant, and animal survival in the Arctic

In past climatic history, an ice-free Arctic Ocean has been the norm, and should this condition return it will not (necessarily) destroy the terrestrial Arctic, writes R.M.M Crawford.

Environment - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Column: Earth’s forgotten places – the locations humans have left behind

Take a look at some of the locations on Earth which human beings have abandoned.

Environment - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

National Geographic Travel’s photos of the year are stunning Photography This post contains images

Environment - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Christmas wrapping paper that lets you grow your own Roll Up This post contains images

Christmas wrapping paper that lets you grow your own

Finally, an answer to the waste of discarded wrapping paper.

Environment - Friday 20 December, 2013

English High Court rejects An Taisce challenge against nuclear plant

The organisation had claimed the Irish public should have been consulted before the British Government drew up its plans for the new plant in Somerset.

Environment - Monday 2 December, 2013

Rare weather event at the Grand Canyon creates incredible sights

The canyon filled up with freezing fog because of a ‘temperature inversion’.

Environment - Friday 22 November, 2013

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

Environment - Thursday 21 November, 2013

An Bord Pleanála showing “a failure in both scientific and legal competence” – An Taisce

The independent environmental charity are not happy with the decision to allow Edenderry power station to keep burning peat until 2023.

Environment - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored

People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.

“Community involvement” key for Ireland’s energy plan

Environmentalist and TV presenter Duncan Stewart was speaking as ‘People’s Charter’ drawn up to tackle fuel poverty.

Environment - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

‘Shut down coal and peat power stations’, say Greens

The EPA has said that Ireland will meet its Kyoto obligations based on provisional figures for 2008 – 2012.

Environment - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From The Score Greenpeace protesters abseil from stadium roof during Champions League match Protest This post contains videos This post contains images

Greenpeace protesters abseil from stadium roof during Champions League match

FC Basel v Schalke 04 was temporarily delayed by an environmental protest.

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