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#Climate Change

From TheJournal.ie SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases

The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why Climate Action

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it Science Week 2019

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted Science Week 2019

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

From TheJournal.ie Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis Opinion

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens GIY

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens

Growing your own food could be even more important in the future, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules Climate Protests

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.

From TheJournal.ie Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans OIL PRICE

Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

From TheJournal.ie US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement Climate Change

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

The agreement set goals of preventing another 0.5C to 1C of warming from current levels.

From TheJournal.ie What is the Shannon LNG terminal and why have Cher and Mark Ruffalo called on Leo Varadkar not to back it? Explainer

What is the Shannon LNG terminal and why have Cher and Mark Ruffalo called on Leo Varadkar not to back it?

The project has been the focus of environmental campaigners in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces Fracking

Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces

The UK government’s new stance on the issue follows that of both Labour and Liberal Democrats.

From TheJournal.ie Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved Climate Change

Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved

COP25 was meant to take place in Chile but is now due to be held in Spain.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's already the case that fracked gas is coming into Ireland from the UK' says Taoiseach IRELAND'S ENERGY

'It's already the case that fracked gas is coming into Ireland from the UK' says Taoiseach

Varadkar said Ireland’s first LNG terminal in the Shannon estuary in north Kerry could be the answer to Ireland’s energy security.

From TheJournal.ie Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar Climate Action

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense' Climate Action

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

From TheJournal.ie Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today Climate Action

Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today

It is part of a wider overhaul of climate action measures within the Climate Action Plan.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ is drafting models, influencers and a veteran weatherman for week of climate crisis content CLIMATE CRISIS

RTÉ is drafting models, influencers and a veteran weatherman for week of climate crisis content

RTÉ On Climate will see content across tv, radio and online on the global climate crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves Waste

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

From TheJournal.ie Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers Climate Change

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Wales and Scotland have made this change, should we?

From TheJournal.ie London Police say more than 1,112 arrested in climate change protests Extinction Rebellion

London Police say more than 1,112 arrested in climate change protests

This morning protesters blockaded the BBC’s central London headquarters.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers

The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.

From TheJournal.ie Arrests as Extinction Rebellion activists target London’s City Airport Protests

Arrests as Extinction Rebellion activists target London’s City Airport

A man grounded a Dublin-bound flight this morning after disrupting passengers.

From TheJournal.ie Cyclists blocking traffic in Dublin city as part of climate change protest Extinction Rebellion

Cyclists blocking traffic in Dublin city as part of climate change protest

The demonstration has been organised in support of Extinction Rebellion.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas Climate Change

Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas

The demonstration is part of a week-long climate change protest by the group.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2020: Winners and losers Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion protesters moved by gardaí during sit-in outside Dáil Climate Change

Extinction Rebellion protesters moved by gardaí during sit-in outside Dáil

The demonstration is part of a week-long protest by the group.

From TheJournal.ie Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May Budget2020

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced an increase in the carbon tax of €6 per tonne.

From TheJournal.ie Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020 Climate Action

Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020

Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not going to stop': Extinction Rebellion activists begin week-long protest Dublin

'We're not going to stop': Extinction Rebellion activists begin week-long protest

Thousands of people joined the protest, before activists made camp in Merrion Square.

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

Poll: Do you support this week's Extinction Rebellion protests?

Organisers of the protest will gather outside the Dáil at 12pm today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin Extinction Rebellion

'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin

Protesters are planning to block roads and cause disruption around the capital next week.

From TheJournal.ie When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex Feature

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland Fossil Fuels

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

From TheJournal.ie Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years Treemendous

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

From TheJournal.ie Losing Alaska: Irish documentary visits Alaskan town that's about to fall into the sea Documentary

Losing Alaska: Irish documentary visits Alaskan town that's about to fall into the sea

The director of the film, Tom Burke, talks to us about making it.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action' United Nations

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Mont Blanc glacier close to collapse, warn Italian authorities Melting

Mont Blanc glacier close to collapse, warn Italian authorities

The glacier is on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

From TheJournal.ie 'It came from the heart': Tubridy offers clarification over Greta Thunberg comments Ryan Tubridy

'It came from the heart': Tubridy offers clarification over Greta Thunberg comments

The host faced criticism for remarks he’d made discussing the climate change activist and her speech to the UN.

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