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#Climate Change

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin Climate Change

Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin

Leo Varadkar said the government would move to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe' Climate Change

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'

Luxembourg rolled out free public transport last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'No decisions made' as to how Ireland will quadruple its carbon tax by 2030 Climate Change

'No decisions made' as to how Ireland will quadruple its carbon tax by 2030

The government’s Climate Action Plan did not give any detailed timeline of the changes to the carbon tax.

From TheJournal.ie 'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats Action Plan

'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats

New government plans launched today include removing petrol and diesel cars, and doubling the reliance on renewable energy.

From TheJournal.ie More electric vehicles and no congestion charge for cities: Here's what you need to know about the new Climate Action Plan Climate Change

More electric vehicles and no congestion charge for cities: Here's what you need to know about the new Climate Action Plan

A scrappage scheme to encourage the uptake of EVs is to be considered.

From TheJournal.ie ESRI warns that carbon taxes 'often regressive in nature' Climate Change

ESRI warns that carbon taxes 'often regressive in nature'

The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.

From TheJournal.ie For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland International Year Of The Salmon This post contains videos

For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland

We spoke to Dr Ciaran Byrne from Inland Fisheries Ireland about the worrying decline in wild salmon numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits Climate Action

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits

TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.

From TheJournal.ie Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published Pollution

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

From TheJournal.ie Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears Air Pollution

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

From TheJournal.ie 'I find that quite insulting': Smith hits out at govt over opposition of Climate Emergency Bill Climate Action

'I find that quite insulting': Smith hits out at govt over opposition of Climate Emergency Bill

Bríd Smith TD was speaking before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns Watchdog Warning

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns

New policies are needed if Ireland is to meet carbon emissions targets, the EPA has said.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney missing Trump visit as he has 'real work to do' in Belfast Donald Takes Doonbeg

Coveney missing Trump visit as he has 'real work to do' in Belfast

The Tánaiste agreed that Trump’s views on climate change were “regressive”.

From TheJournal.ie Trump again says Meghan Markle was 'nasty to him' and he 'totally listened' to Prince Charles about climate change Royal Family This post contains videos

Trump again says Meghan Markle was 'nasty to him' and he 'totally listened' to Prince Charles about climate change

Piers Morgan interviewed the US President on Good Morning Britain today.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas' Energy

Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas'

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said Fine Gael can’t be taken seriously on climate action if they support oil and gas drilling.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Did climate change influence how you voted in the elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did climate change influence how you voted in the elections?

The Green Party is having a positive election result.

From TheJournal.ie How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou Sinn Féin

How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou

Housing was one of the number one issues raised on the doorsteps during the campaign trail, said McDonald.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Irish schoolchildren join strike to demand government action on climate change Fridays For Future This post contains videos

Thousands of Irish schoolchildren join strike to demand government action on climate change

It follows a strike held by schoolchildren in Ireland earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council Plastics

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall European Parliament

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall

10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan Recycling

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.

From TheJournal.ie Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals To The Polls

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals

Just under 17 million people cast their vote across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax? European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

Successful candidates will be involved in developing European climate policies.

From TheJournal.ie 'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet Biodiversity This post contains videos

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet

Following a UN report and Ireland’s declaration of a climate emergency, why is biodiversity crucial to the survival of our planet?

From TheJournal.ie Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too Biodiversity

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too

A recent UN report has pointed to the huge threats to biodiversity across the globe.

From TheJournal.ie What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean? Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland just became the second country to declare a climate emergency after a 'strange' Dáil vote HANDFUL OF TDS

Ireland just became the second country to declare a climate emergency after a 'strange' Dáil vote

Climate activist Greta Thunberg described tonight’s move as “great news”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Be the hero, not the villain': Protesting students wrote to Taoiseach urging him to take climate action Climate Change

'Be the hero, not the villain': Protesting students wrote to Taoiseach urging him to take climate action

Thousands of students attended climate change demonstrations across the country in March.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the Extinction Rebellion protests? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the Extinction Rebellion protests?

Extinction Rebellion has become one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental movements.

From TheJournal.ie 23 more people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London Climate Change

23 more people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Over 1,000 people have now been arrested during the climate change protests.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 people - including Olympic gold medallist - arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London Climate Change

Over 1,000 people - including Olympic gold medallist - arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

The charges are for various offences including breaching public order laws, obstructing a highway and obstructing police.

From TheJournal.ie 'A logistical problem': Over 800 people arrested in Extinction Rebellion protests in London Climate Change

'A logistical problem': Over 800 people arrested in Extinction Rebellion protests in London

The climate change protests have now entered a seventh day.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is an emergency': Extinction Rebellion comes to Dublin as sit-down protest blocks O'Connell Street Climate Change

'This is an emergency': Extinction Rebellion comes to Dublin as sit-down protest blocks O'Connell Street

The movement was formed late last year and has grown rapidly.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extinction Rebellion': London climate change protests enter fourth day Civil Disobedience

'Extinction Rebellion': London climate change protests enter fourth day

428 people have now been arrested in the UK capital.

From TheJournal.ie Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change Notre Dame

Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change

“Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 300 arrests in London climate change protests Extinction Rebellion

Nearly 300 arrests in London climate change protests

Thousands of people joined the protests across the city.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think you could do more to protect the environment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think you could do more to protect the environment?

Even talking about certain actions, like reducing meat intake, has proven controversial.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair claims to be 'greenest' airline following appearance on list of worst carbon polluters in Europe Aviation

Ryanair claims to be 'greenest' airline following appearance on list of worst carbon polluters in Europe

The airline emitted 9.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide last year.

From TheJournal.ie Semi-naked protesters disrupt House of Commons Brexit debate Climate Chaos

Semi-naked protesters disrupt House of Commons Brexit debate

The protesters said they were doing it to address the “elephant in the room – climate and ecological crisis”.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters Climate Change

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.

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