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How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
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How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

3 hours ago 3,379 Views 3 Comments
  • Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
  • However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.
UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target
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UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target

4 hours ago 4,900 Views 7 Comments

The UN says emissions must go down nearly 50% by 2030.

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
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Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

15 hours ago 7,863 Views 10 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
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Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers

Mon 12:05 AM 16,984 Views 17 Comments
  • Facebook has flagged advertisements from three Irish gas suppliers for not including a particular disclaimer, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Energia, Electric Ireland and Calor Ireland have run ads that encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming a customer.
  • Climate campaigners are calling for an EU-wide ban on fossil fuel advertising, which an Irish MEP says they would support.
The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
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The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know

Sun 9:00 PM 9,518 Views 14 Comments

“The main thing will be whether there is a willingness to do business or not.”

Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030
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Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030

Oct 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 27,785 Views 110 Comments

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton yesterday described this as “an ambitious” target.

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
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# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?

Oct 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 5,010 Views 8 Comments

Let’s explore the Green Deal and the EU’s other plans and policies around climate.

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget
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Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 4:15 PM 6,527 Views 6 Comments

The minister for finance said that “future generations will not tolerate inaction” on the climate.

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne
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'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne

Oct 12th 2021, 2:15 PM 14,751 Views 35 Comments

The increase will take effect from midnight on petrol and diesel.

World leaders 'must honour' climate targets or 'fail as one', head of Cop26 warns
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World leaders 'must honour' climate targets or 'fail as one', head of Cop26 warns

Oct 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 3,743 Views 4 Comments

Alok Sharma urged countries to honour the Paris climate accord agreed in 2015.

Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?
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Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?

Oct 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,226 Views 57 Comments

Ahead of the government’s new climate action plan, we want to hear what you think it needs to prioritise.

Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?
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Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?

Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 29,991 Views 75 Comments

Global warming will continue to increase unless there is a drastic reduction in emissions.

The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis
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The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis

Oct 11th 2021, 12:10 AM 5,396 Views 17 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project will take a more in-depth look at the climate crisis.

A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability
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A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability

Oct 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,001 Views 7 Comments

Farm subsidies to protect biodiversity need to be channelled into results-led projects.

Over 20 climate and environmental groups call on EU to ban fossil fuel advertising
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Over 20 climate and environmental groups call on EU to ban fossil fuel advertising

Oct 4th 2021, 3:02 PM 6,428 Views 6 Comments

More than 80 Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to Shell’s oil refinery in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says
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Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says

Sep 30th 2021, 5:32 PM 15,305 Views 28 Comments

Mayo TD Michael Ring said ‘we are facing into an uncertain winter’.

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House
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Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House

Sep 29th 2021, 6:47 PM 30,184 Views 31 Comments

There have been calls to restore the Leinster House garden at the Kildare Street entrance, which is now a car park for members.

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate
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Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate

Sep 28th 2021, 6:19 PM 20,172 Views 34 Comments

The Swedish environmental figurehead spoke at a meeting of youth climate activists in Milan.

Micheál Martin says he supports school pupils across the country striking for climate action
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Micheál Martin says he supports school pupils across the country striking for climate action

Updated Sep 24th 2021, 7:30 PM 25,746 Views 120 Comments

Protests have taken place in Cork, Dublin and Galway.

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today
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Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 8,611 Views 21 Comments

This is the first time a Taoiseach has chaired the UN Security Council.

China and US unveil big steps to fight climate change
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China and US unveil big steps to fight climate change

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:27 AM 11,539 Views 29 Comments

China could shut 47 planned power plants in 20 developing countries.

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
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Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,289 Views 50 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says
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EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 9:21 AM 10,988 Views 16 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen this morning delivered her annual State of the European Union address.

Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears
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Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears

Sep 14th 2021, 1:55 PM 12,989 Views 21 Comments

A climate report has said the scale of recent changes to the climate system are “unprecedented” over hundreds and thousands of years.

Opinion: Five changes you can make to guide your children to a greener life
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Opinion: Five changes you can make to guide your children to a greener life

Sep 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,485 Views 12 Comments

David Maher from SOLAS in Co Laois shares his tips on how we can teach children to live sustainably.

Country basks in late summer sun as highest temperature since heatwave recorded
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Country basks in late summer sun as highest temperature since heatwave recorded

Sep 7th 2021, 9:47 PM 53,058 Views 18 Comments

September temperature values are higher than any of the data recorded during August.

Biden says extreme weather across US this summer is a sign of worse to come
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Biden says extreme weather across US this summer is a sign of worse to come

Sep 7th 2021, 7:46 PM 16,069 Views 21 Comments

Biden flew to storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey today after the states were struck by Hurricane Ida last week.

Poll: What do you use to heat your home?
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Poll: What do you use to heat your home?

Sep 7th 2021, 11:19 AM 45,111 Views 68 Comments

New standards for domestic solid fuels will be introduced in Ireland next year.

'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year
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'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year

Sep 7th 2021, 8:28 AM 50,272 Views 68 Comments

Each year some 1,300 people die in Ireland due to air pollution from solid fuel burning.

Over 200 health journals unite in calling for urgent action on climate change
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Over 200 health journals unite in calling for urgent action on climate change

Sep 6th 2021, 7:19 AM 12,142 Views 45 Comments

The BMJ said it is the first time so many journals have come together to make the same statement.

No 10 trying to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of COP26 summit, leaked messages say
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No 10 trying to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of COP26 summit, leaked messages say

Sep 5th 2021, 9:37 AM 33,060 Views 34 Comments

The Scottish First Minister responded by saying anyone who allows politics to get in the way of tackling climate change would be abdicating responsibility.

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods
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Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 1:29 PM 23,598 Views 10 Comments

The toll was highest in New Jersey, where 23 people died in heavy rains.

London's Tower Bridge blocked by Extinction Rebellion protesters
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London's Tower Bridge blocked by Extinction Rebellion protesters

Aug 30th 2021, 5:09 PM 16,745 Views 29 Comments

XR campaigners have blocked the landmark to demand the UK government divest from fossil fuels.

Europe experienced hottest year on record in 2020 but temperatures were close to normal in Ireland
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Europe experienced hottest year on record in 2020 but temperatures were close to normal in Ireland

Aug 25th 2021, 9:59 PM 16,995 Views 17 Comments

The average temperature in the continent last year was 1.9 Celsius above the long-term average for 1981-2010.

Dozens still missing after floods surge through Tennessee
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Dozens still missing after floods surge through Tennessee

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 9:30 PM 27,032 Views 2 Comments

Historic storms dumped as much as 38cm of rain in one day.

€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland
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€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland

Aug 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,302 Views 12 Comments

Ten projects will be chosen to receive the funding.

The Explainer: What can Ireland do now about climate change?
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The Explainer: What can Ireland do now about climate change?

Aug 19th 2021, 6:00 PM 4,671 Views 6 Comments

In the wake of the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change we speak to John Gibbons.

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
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Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital

Aug 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 6,498 Views 0 Comments

A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.

Opinion: Feeling despair over climate change? Don't panic, you can make a difference
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# Small Changes Big Difference

Opinion: Feeling despair over climate change? Don't panic, you can make a difference

Aug 15th 2021, 9:00 AM 19,528 Views 60 Comments

Jane Hackett says that small changes we make together can make a big difference.

Poll: Do you feel you can make a difference in the fight against climate change?
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Poll: Do you feel you can make a difference in the fight against climate change?

Aug 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 24,687 Views 127 Comments

The world has been left reeling after yet another damning UN report on climate change this week.

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