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Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
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Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Aug 1st 2021, 4:17 PM 27,767 Views 9 Comments

This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.

Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland
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Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland

Jul 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 53,440 Views 115 Comments
  • Mellett, who holds a PhD in environmental governance, believes Ireland must act to prevent the impact of climate change.
  • The Chief of Staff said Ireland needs to lose its 'false sense of security'.
  • Mellett also believes that the State will have to play a role in battling climate breakdown.
Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
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Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,103 Views 20 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish weather records?
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Quiz: How much do you know about Irish weather records?

Jul 25th 2021, 10:30 PM 29,895 Views 8 Comments

Test your knowledge of the all-time highs and lows of Irish weather.

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat
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California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat

Jul 25th 2021, 7:46 PM 15,906 Views 1 Comment

Fire officials said the blaze had charred nearly 298 square miles acres of timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties.

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
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'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'

Jul 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 56,456 Views 85 Comments
Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days
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Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days

Jul 24th 2021, 12:58 PM 18,103 Views 10 Comments

Li Yongsheng lay on a ventilation duct after floods hit the city of Zhengzhou.

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
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Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:09 PM 11,046 Views 30 Comments

“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

High temperatures continue as 29.5 degrees reached in one county today
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High temperatures continue as 29.5 degrees reached in one county today

Jul 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 42,428 Views 41 Comments

Met Éireann said at least nine weather observing stations have met heat wave criteria.

Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles
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# Bootleg Fire

Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles

Jul 20th 2021, 7:41 AM 13,869 Views 6 Comments

The blaze has prompted over 2,100 evacuations and destroyed 67 homes.

Germany's 'flood of death' becomes political as climate change takes centre stage
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Germany's 'flood of death' becomes political as climate change takes centre stage

Jul 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,951 Views 6 Comments

Politicians have so far broadly refrained from politicising the issue.

Met Éireann staff advised to say Irish summers could get drier due to climate change
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Met Éireann staff advised to say Irish summers could get drier due to climate change

Jul 12th 2021, 1:08 PM 31,738 Views 35 Comments

The latest projections suggested there might be fewer storms – but that the ones that do come would be worse.

Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe
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Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe

Jul 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,956 Views 32 Comments

But the MEP says while the citizen-led revolution is inspiring, legislators must do better on climate.

Heatwave hits Nordic countries, with 34C recorded in the Arctic
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Heatwave hits Nordic countries, with 34C recorded in the Arctic

Jul 5th 2021, 7:14 PM 41,931 Views 49 Comments

Finland’s national meteorological institute registered its hottest temperature for June since records began in 1844.

'The gates of hell opening up': What caused the massive Gulf of Mexico fire?
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'The gates of hell opening up': What caused the massive Gulf of Mexico fire?

Jul 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 35,782 Views 29 Comments

Footage of the inferno went viral over the weekend.

New Zealand experiences its warmest June since records began
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New Zealand experiences its warmest June since records began

Jul 5th 2021, 11:30 AM 16,589 Views 25 Comments

Records were first established in the country in 1909.

John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever
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John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 10:17 AM 29,130 Views 45 Comments

The environmentalist says we ignore the record-breaking temperatures this week at our peril.

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking
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Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking

Jul 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 9,218 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North.

Ryan: 'No country serious about climate change can invest in gas terminals'
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Ryan: 'No country serious about climate change can invest in gas terminals'

Jul 1st 2021, 5:35 PM 16,646 Views 57 Comments

He made the statement when questioned on the use of liquified natural gas terminals in Ireland today.

Dozens of deaths may be tied to historic US-Canadian heatwave
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Dozens of deaths may be tied to historic US-Canadian heatwave

Jul 1st 2021, 6:49 AM 10,021 Views 0 Comments

In Vancouver, police have responded to more than 65 sudden deaths since the heatwave began.

Licensed to Fail: ‘Outdated’ salmon farm licensing system comes under fire from all sides
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Licensed to Fail: ‘Outdated’ salmon farm licensing system comes under fire from all sides

Jun 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,147 Views 14 Comments
  • Over 20 salmon farms operating with expired licences for over a decade, writes Niall Sargent in final part of Noteworthy investigation into salmon farming
  • State has investigated several cases of possible licence breaches by Ireland's largest salmon company
  • No enforcement over various farms’ failure to carry out assessments for impacts on marine biodiversity
Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy
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Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy

Updated Jun 25th 2021, 9:50 AM 27,547 Views 85 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says Ireland’s society and climate will not gain anything from data centres.

Opinion: One challenge for the DUP in power will be to finally accept a climate bill
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Opinion: One challenge for the DUP in power will be to finally accept a climate bill

Jun 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 9,660 Views 10 Comments

Thomas Muinzer says Northern Ireland waited a long time for a climate bill and now gets two.

G7 to agree climate and conservation targets as summit ends
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G7 to agree climate and conservation targets as summit ends

Jun 13th 2021, 8:30 AM 6,051 Views 6 Comments

Boris Johnson said the G7 wanted to “drive a global Green Industrial Revolution to transform the way we live”.

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee
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Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:07 PM 21,120 Views 42 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action has published a report on halving emissions in the transport sector by 2030.

World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns
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World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:39 AM 5,176 Views 14 Comments

WWF is urging leaders meeting at the Cop26 climate summit to commit to action to curb global temperature rises to 1.5C and avoid catastrophe.

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
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Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:35 AM 11,504 Views 4 Comments

It follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by the US president on his first day in office.

Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths, says study
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Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths, says study

May 31st 2021, 4:34 PM 7,725 Views 24 Comments

The findings are based on simulations of climate, with and without human-induced emissions.

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Fracking not compatible with human rights law, says Irish study

May 24th 2021, 8:15 PM 11,468 Views 1 Comment

A new report from NUIG’s Centre for Human Rights calls on the State to use its weight at the UN to push for a global ban on fracking.

State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade
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State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade

May 4th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,175 Views 14 Comments

Noteworthy shows that State revenue from an EU carbon trading scheme went into controversial forestry programme and a rural transport scheme.

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public
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Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public

May 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 18,019 Views 9 Comments
  • Companies are starting to volunteer their emissions data but State bodies slow to reveal all details to public, writes Niall Sargent.
  • While emissions levels are falling in many sectors, Noteworthy analysis shows that sectors such as agriculture and aviation are stagnating or growing.
  • Ireland is doing well on finding energy efficiencies but there is still a mountain to climb.
Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos
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Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos

Apr 27th 2021, 1:13 PM 33,030 Views 46 Comments

Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says Government policy, particularly around the burning of land for agriculture must be overhauled.

Poll: Are you concerned about climate change?
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Poll: Are you concerned about climate change?

Apr 24th 2021, 10:21 AM 43,838 Views 112 Comments

Melting glaciers are shifting the Earth’s axis, a new study has found.

This is ‘decisive decade’ to limit climate change impact, Biden warns world leaders
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This is ‘decisive decade’ to limit climate change impact, Biden warns world leaders

Apr 22nd 2021, 6:49 PM 6,993 Views 11 Comments

Biden has doubled US ambitions on slashing greenhouse gas emissions.

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited
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Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited

Apr 20th 2021, 4:06 PM 14,606 Views 11 Comments

The ruling was made in the High Court today.

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit
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US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 11,855 Views 16 Comments

The countries said they are “committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis”.

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
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Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

Apr 15th 2021, 8:13 AM 16,566 Views 21 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma
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Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma

Apr 13th 2021, 4:47 PM 6,298 Views 6 Comments

This compares with a decrease of approximately 11-12% across Europe.

Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020
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Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020

Mar 31st 2021, 7:11 AM 8,654 Views 20 Comments

The biggest losses were in Brazil, three times more than in the next highest country.

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
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Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change

Mar 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,264 Views 82 Comments

Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.