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Two million stranded as worst floods in decades hit Bangladesh's northeast
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Two million stranded as worst floods in decades hit Bangladesh's northeast

Sat 2:33 PM 10,443 Views 1 Comment

At least 10 people have been killed this week.

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
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Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

Thu 12:05 AM 17,305 Views 25 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.
Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns
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Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns

May 18th 2022, 10:15 AM 6,105 Views 18 Comments

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year.

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert
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Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert

May 17th 2022, 6:45 AM 7,538 Views 24 Comments

No sector can yet say it is doing enough to fight the climate crisis, according to a climate ambassador.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
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Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

May 17th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,927 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave
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Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave

May 13th 2022, 4:57 PM 13,652 Views 18 Comments

“It’s like fire burning all around,” said labourer Shafi Mohammad, who is from a village where residents struggle to find drinking water.

Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation
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Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation

May 11th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,230 Views 31 Comments

The extended hot and dry weather has consequences for water shortages, energy supply, and air quality.

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late
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John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late

May 10th 2022, 10:30 PM 24,205 Views 104 Comments

The environmental campaigner says none of the main political parties have the slightest appetite to push through measures that are unpopular with the public or resisted by lobbyists.

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns
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50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns

Updated May 10th 2022, 2:54 PM 9,959 Views 45 Comments

The World Meteorological Organization said there is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record.

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
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President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion

May 5th 2022, 1:55 PM 18,131 Views 52 Comments

Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump
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Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump

May 4th 2022, 2:56 PM 6,808 Views 12 Comments

As restrictions lifted in 2021, energy use and related emissions moved in the opposite direction of climate goals.

Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal
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Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal

May 3rd 2022, 10:24 PM 7,606 Views 5 Comments

The activists demand that the British Government ends new oil and gas projects in the UK.

Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows
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Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows

Apr 28th 2022, 2:31 PM 17,492 Views 29 Comments

The research was led by the Hamilton Institute and ICARUS Climate Research Centre at Maynooth University.

Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears
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Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears

Apr 26th 2022, 9:11 PM 17,003 Views 25 Comments

The amount of carbon emitted during construction will continue to increase to meet the homes target in the Housing For All plan.

Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science
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Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:55 PM 10,982 Views 40 Comments

“Now more than ever, meaningful climate action, from all of us, is critical,” Twitter global sustainability manager Casey Junod said.

'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'
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'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'

Apr 18th 2022, 10:00 PM 17,935 Views 29 Comments

Research has found that climate misinformation is usually produced by well-resourced organisations rather than at grassroots level.

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
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Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,350 Views 112 Comments

Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.

New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'
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New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'

Apr 13th 2022, 12:56 PM 14,244 Views 38 Comments

Reduced VAT, extra fuel allowance, and €20 million towards solar panels for households with medical equipment are among the new measures.

Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says
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Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says

Apr 13th 2022, 12:13 PM 6,256 Views 6 Comments

A letter from the Climate Change Advisory Council said the war in Ukraine and energy crisis “further emphasises” the need to cut fossil fuel reliance.

NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges
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NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges

Apr 12th 2022, 7:25 AM 5,930 Views 13 Comments

It also calls for more investment in an all-island energy network and as more co-operation on tourism.

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
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'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil

Apr 7th 2022, 9:26 AM 12,418 Views 42 Comments

A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.

'We're at a crossroads': Major UN climate report charts pathways to save the planet
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'We're at a crossroads': Major UN climate report charts pathways to save the planet

Apr 4th 2022, 4:02 PM 19,944 Views 63 Comments
  • The latest IPCC report says removing fossil fuel subsidies would reduce emissions and benefit the environment.
  • The important report outlines the measures still open to countries to stop the climate crisis from destroying our planet.
  • IPCC chair Dr Hoesung Lee said: “We have the tools and know-how required to limit warming."
UN report to lay out the last-ditch choices still open to the world to stop the climate crisis
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UN report to lay out the last-ditch choices still open to the world to stop the climate crisis

Apr 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,330 Views 9 Comments

The latest IPCC report will likely emphasise the impetus on the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions to save the planet.

More than 80 arrested in Essex as climate change protests continue
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More than 80 arrested in Essex as climate change protests continue

Apr 2nd 2022, 8:15 PM 10,630 Views 6 Comments

Police said arrests were made for a variety of offences.

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens
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The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,720 Views 9 Comments

Paul Handrick has some helpful advice for keeping queen bumblebees alive if you see them in trouble.

Hundreds of climate protesters gather across island of Ireland
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Hundreds of climate protesters gather across island of Ireland

Mar 25th 2022, 5:26 PM 11,396 Views 22 Comments

A rally closed off one side of Merrion Square in Dublin, as protesters gathered to demand urgent action to tackle climate change.

Australia authorities declare 'mass bleaching' at Great Barrier Reef
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Australia authorities declare 'mass bleaching' at Great Barrier Reef

Mar 25th 2022, 7:04 AM 15,362 Views 0 Comments

Aerial surveys showed coral bleaching at multiple reefs across a large area of the system.

Antarctica hits record temperatures, experts say
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Antarctica hits record temperatures, experts say

Mar 21st 2022, 4:38 PM 14,778 Views 14 Comments

Well above normal temperatures have been recorded recently in both the Arctic and Antarctica.

Ireland can 'take on this Putin regime' by cutting Russian fossil fuel imports, Eamon Ryan says
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Ireland can 'take on this Putin regime' by cutting Russian fossil fuel imports, Eamon Ryan says

Mar 21st 2022, 1:49 PM 25,604 Views 98 Comments

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said today that “addiction to fossil fuels is mutually assured destruction”.

Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard
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Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard

Mar 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,444 Views 20 Comments

Irish climate activist Jessica Dunne says she has learned a lot since the massive global protest three years ago today.

Climate change: What can Ireland learn from the most recent IPCC report?
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Climate change: What can Ireland learn from the most recent IPCC report?

Mar 7th 2022, 8:30 PM 7,744 Views 8 Comments

Europe, along with most of the rest of the world, will be impacted by temperature increases, water scarcity, sea level rise and more floods.

Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows
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Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows

Mar 7th 2022, 4:47 PM 18,145 Views 15 Comments

A new paper said three-quarters of the Amazon is showing dwindling resilience against droughts and other adverse weather events.

EPA to investigate complaint about State response to peat extraction on protected bogs
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EPA to investigate complaint about State response to peat extraction on protected bogs

Updated Mar 2nd 2022, 2:22 PM 14,036 Views 15 Comments

The move from the environmental watchdog comes in response to a complaint from an environmental NGO about illegal cutting.

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?
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FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?

Mar 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 16,676 Views 15 Comments

Applegreen sells a ‘carbon neutral’ driving option at pumps – how does that work?

IPCC findings not 'doom and gloom' but a wake-up call to act on climate, report author says
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IPCC findings not 'doom and gloom' but a wake-up call to act on climate, report author says

Feb 28th 2022, 7:00 PM 6,301 Views 6 Comments

Prof Richard Dawson contributed to the sections on cities and said coastal areas will be increasingly threatened in the years ahead.

New climate change report issues 'dire warning about the consequences of inaction'
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New climate change report issues 'dire warning about the consequences of inaction'

Feb 28th 2022, 11:00 AM 34,358 Views 37 Comments
  • Climate change is disrupting people's lives in multiple ways across different parts of the world.
  • The impacts of climate change will intensify in the coming decades.
  • But it is not too late to take drastic action and prevent the worst-case scenarios.
Climate change: Major new IPCC report to set out importance of urgent action
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Climate change: Major new IPCC report to set out importance of urgent action

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,415 Views 17 Comments

The report with the latest evidence on the impacts of climate change will be released at 11am.

Wildfires getting worse worldwide and governments are unprepared – UN report
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Wildfires getting worse worldwide and governments are unprepared – UN report

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:54 AM 5,506 Views 6 Comments

The report said nations spend too much time and money fighting fires rather than preventing them.

Jet stream behind recent storms has gotten closer to Ireland over 141-year period, study finds
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Jet stream behind recent storms has gotten closer to Ireland over 141-year period, study finds

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:24 PM 29,032 Views 14 Comments

The jet stream brought the three storms to Ireland and the UK last week.

'Early and urgent action' needed to reduce heat-related emissions in Ireland, SEAI says
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'Early and urgent action' needed to reduce heat-related emissions in Ireland, SEAI says

Feb 22nd 2022, 2:01 PM 9,160 Views 15 Comments

A new study said that heat pumps play a “crucial role” in decarbonising homes, businesses and industry in Ireland.

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