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# climate - Thursday 3 April, 2014

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today

The Sentinel-1A satellite is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day and night radar imaging satellite which will be used for land and ocean services.

# climate - 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.

# climate - Friday 3 January, 2014

2013 was Australia's hottest year on record

Heatwave and bushfires dominated the landscape down under last year.

# climate - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Lorry driver killed as UK lashed by major storm

Emergency committee meets to discuss response as rail services disrupted, flights cancelled and power cut.

# climate - Monday 25 November, 2013

Column: Climate report is a key test of Government’s political reform

We cannot let the climate crisis become a crash. As the slogan puts it “nature doesn’t do bailouts”, writes Oisín Coghlan.

# climate - Friday 27 September, 2013

‘Extremely likely’ humans caused over half of global warming in the last 60 years

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has projected that sea levels will rise by between 26 and 82 centimetres by 2100,

# climate - Monday 1 July, 2013

Sea + sun = happiness: science

Innovative study which maps emotional states through smartphone app links being near sea on sunny day with ultimate happiness.

# climate - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Climate change 'will trap millions of people in poverty'

The World Bank has warned that shifting rain patterns will make droughts worse and leave other parts of Asia flooded.

# climate - Friday 7 June, 2013

Medieval Irish monk diaries hold clue to volcano eruption question

Researchers have used the journals of monks spanning a 1200 year period to find out about the effects of volcanoes on Ireland.

# climate - Sunday 19 May, 2013

USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas

The cricket-like insects are overdue an invasion after 17 years – and have been seen amassing in two east coast states.

# climate - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Trócaire "mystified" by "weak" draft climate change bill

The charity said it is disappointed at what it describes as a “row back” on the all-party draft bill on climate change.

# climate - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Study: Heat from cities 'affects weather thousands of miles away'

Newly-published research could explain why some regions in the Northern Hemisphere have warmer winters than expected.

# climate - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us

The last 12 months have seen unprecedented climatic developments, writes Gavin Harte. Are we going to heed the warning?

# climate - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists look at weather to predict illness outbreaks

Data from various weather events beginning to help predict conditions in which a disease will flourish.

# climate - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Everything you ever wanted to know about snow in Ireland

Met Éireann’s Aidan Murphy explains the patterns of snow in Ireland, why it’s hard to forecast – and the statistical chances of a white Christmas.

# climate - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change

The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.

# climate - Monday 26 November, 2012

Doha talks hope to agree follow-up to Kyoto emissions deal

The Kyoto protocol – the only binding international deal on emissions – begins to expire this year, with no successor in place.

# climate - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill

Company doesn’t specify amount of oil spilled but says it is located off New York City.

First snow... on the border of Cork/Limerick/Tipp

Don’t panic – it’s not widespread – but the plummet in temperature has seen at least one patch of Ireland get drizzled with the white stuff. (And Donegal. And Kerry.)

# climate - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Summer Was Much Hotter Long Ago Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

# climate - Monday 27 August, 2012

Medieval church deterioration accelerated by ivy - and Ireland's bad weather

Survey of Co Clare’s medieval churches finds differences in building materials and techniques across the county.

# climate - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Greenland ice sheet surface melts at extreme rate

Data shows 97 per cent of the ice sheet melted by 12 July.

# climate - Thursday 12 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge This is July? Pic of The Day Pic Of The Day

This is July? Pic of The Day

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# climate - Monday 18 June, 2012

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor

The changing patterns of climate and other factors have caused chaos in the developing world, writes Concern’s CEO Tom Arnold. This week’s Earth Summit is a chance to prioritise solutions.

# climate - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Funnel clouds: Should we fear them? Weatherwatch This post contains videos

Funnel clouds: Should we fear them?

Rope-like twists of the cloud are being frequently spotted over Ireland – but are they really tornados? Meteorologist Karl Mehlhorn explains.

# climate - Thursday 14 June, 2012

In pics: The graphs that showed the rain march across Ireland today Oh Fliuich This post contains images

In pics: The graphs that showed the rain march across Ireland today

Ominous series of radar images show rainclouds drawing a veil over the country…

# climate - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Ireland's climate change policies "not sufficient" to reach targets

The ESRI has said that a new action plan needs to be devised for Ireland, while Food Harvest 2020 should be re-assessed for its impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Weatherwatch: Risk of flash floods in Munster, with heavy rain nationwide

Whatever happened to Leaving Cert weather? If you have a hatch, it’s time to batten it down.

# climate - Thursday 31 May, 2012

It's wetter and hotter...Met Éireann updates climate averages

Mean temperatures have risen – yay! But so has the average rainfall.

# climate - Monday 28 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge The (sun) burning question*: Is it okay for men to take their shirts off in public? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The (sun) burning question*: Is it okay for men to take their shirts off in public?

This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Ireland’s weekend in the sun Scorchio This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland’s weekend in the sun

Back in the office? Let this selection of the weekend’s fun in the sunshine remind you of the good times… (And send us yours to add to the collection).

# climate - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Why did it go from summer to winter in just a few days?

Meteorologist Karl Mehlhorn of the Irish Weather Network has the scientific explanation for why we went from t-shirts to thermals in the past week.

# climate - Monday 26 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge PIC: A cloudless Ireland at 6am today Good News

PIC: A cloudless Ireland at 6am today

Update: The noon satellite pic is even clearer. Nice.

# climate - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

China offers terms for legally binding climate deal

China has reportedly offered a package of conditions which it wants fulfilled – but opens the door for a deal on carbon emissions.

# climate - Monday 7 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Your pictures: Frost-bitten Ireland In Photos This post contains images

Your pictures: Frost-bitten Ireland

A glistening morning gave way to winter sunshine today – this is how some of our readers captured the scene…

# climate - Thursday 29 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Ireland 'third-worst place to live in Europe', says British study Quality Of Life

Ireland 'third-worst place to live in Europe', says British study

A survey of ten countries, most of them in Western Europe, puts Ireland third-from-last – largely because of the weather.

# climate - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

From The42 Road-map to victory: 6 reasons Ireland can win the World Cup Optimism

Road-map to victory: 6 reasons Ireland can win the World Cup

Hey, why not? Here’s why Declan Kidney’s men can claim the Webb Ellis trophy in New Zealand next month.

# climate - Thursday 1 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Cool, but dry: Summer 2011 below average for temperatures and rainfall Summer

Cool, but dry: Summer 2011 below average for temperatures and rainfall

The ‘hottest’ day of the summer was recorded in Carlow on 3 June at 25.5°C.

# climate - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card? Binge Flying

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?

A study from Bournemouth University has predicted that air travel could soon be viewed as an addiction in the same sense as smoking, gambling and internet use.

# climate - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.