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# Climate Change

Ireland to fall 'well short' of both national and EU emissions reduction targets
The country is projected to achieve a reduction of up to 29% in total greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to the target of 51%.
This week
26th May 2024 - 28th May 2024
'The sound of extinction': One man's mission to record Ireland's precious birdsongs
Last week
19th May 2024 - 25th May 2024
Are you in Galway tonight? Join us for food, drink and good chat at a special live event
The Explainer: Climate-related emergencies are on the rise but how are we dealing with them?
This month
May 2024
Climate protesters cause temporary closure of Munich Airport after gluing themselves to taxiways
Young people tend to underestimate how worried older people are about climate change - study
Last summer was the hottest in the northern hemisphere in 2,000 years - yes, 2,000 - study says
'We must act urgently': Ten countries join Ireland to urge adoption of Nature Restoration Law
Ireland is falling behind on what is needed to reach renewable targets, says climate council
Summer plans? Read this before you go exploring in Ireland
Most Irish people underestimate the link between eating red meat and climate change - ESRI
Global temperature streak continues with hottest April on record, says EU's climate monitor
Death toll from floods in southern Brazil rises to 66, as 80,000 people forced from homes
Emissions from electricity usage down 21% last year
Last month
April 2024
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‘The envy of Europe’?: Step inside Irish Rail’s new battery-electric Dart trains
The Journal visited the site of the Polish factory where the new Dart trains are being produced – take a look.
Potato shortage looms as growers rush to late planting following bad weather
Explainer: What does the new loan scheme for home energy upgrades cover and how can I get it?
Talks on global treaty to reduce plastic pollution begin in Canada
Eamon Ryan criticised for Ireland's intervention in Swiss women's climate case
Europe is warming twice as fast as global average, leading climate monitors say
Ryan says EU has gone 'from bees to bullets' amid Green Deal rollbacks and conflict escalation
'Human-induced' climate change behind deadly Sahel heatwave, study finds
'Deadly' floods hit Dubai, scores of flights are diverted
Wildfire burns near popular Spanish coast as temperatures reach abnormal highs for April
'It's unbearable': Young Greeks speak out about lack of prospects 15 years after crisis
The Journal visited Athens in advance of the EU elections to find out how young people have fared in comparison to Ireland.
New EU energy efficiency law could see government incentivise thousands more homes to renovate
Bonjour to bikes: Cycling more popular than driving in Paris city centre
Are you a farmer affected by the recent bad weather? We want to hear your stories
European court rules Swiss government violated human rights by failing on climate action
March broke temperature records for tenth month in a row as western Europe saw heavy rainfall
Opinion: We must rethink recycling for Ireland’s Circular Economy and stop penalising consumers
Fearghal Carroll
It was a majorly wet March - with 219% rain compared to average at Dublin Airport weather station
Two weather stations in Clare and Cavan recorded 29 rainy days each last month.
March 2024
The climate crisis is looming. Is Simon Harris prepared to face it?
“I’m absolutely committed to addressing the climate emergency,” the new Fine Gael leader has said.
Debunked: A historical chart in an old IPCC report does not show that climate change is a hoax
Farmers face 'extreme pressures' as heavy rainfall saturates soil
Opinion: EU failure to pass the Nature Restoration Law shows a worrying shift to the right
Pádraic Fogarty
Irish Aid worker says climate change poses 'existential threat' to Malawi
Bacik tells Labour conference Varadkar resignation 'ultimate' vote of no confidence in Government
Yet another climate agency confirms 2023 to be the World's hottest year