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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 6,299 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.

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests
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Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,168 Views 24 Comments

The head of Friends of the Earth says the Bill does well on targets but falls short on just transition and fracked gas.

Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time
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Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:28 PM 40,435 Views 112 Comments

The Climate Action Bill has been launched by the government.

Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis
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Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 12,934 Views 30 Comments

A new all-Ireland constitution can enshrine into law the inviolable rights of nature and create a space to ensure a safe climate future.

60,000 Belgians take government to court over alleged climate inaction
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60,000 Belgians take government to court over alleged climate inaction

Mar 16th 2021, 2:11 PM 6,454 Views 0 Comments

The pleadings, which began today, are due to last until 26 March.

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
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Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,334 Views 16 Comments

The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change
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'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change

Jan 27th 2021, 10:45 PM 19,530 Views 51 Comments

Republicans criticised the plans and said they’d cost jobs.

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll
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Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll

Jan 27th 2021, 8:48 AM 8,977 Views 36 Comments

UNDP chief Achim Steiner says the poll also reveals how people want their policymakers to take action.

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
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Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

Jan 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 42,177 Views 85 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change
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Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 10,914 Views 42 Comments

Rory McNab says President-elect Joe Biden’s climate policies are ambitious, but if Georgia doesn’t go in the Democrats’ favour, he could be up against it.

Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever
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Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever

Dec 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 64,560 Views 58 Comments

“When you look at what the government is coming out with in terms of climate, they may as well be climate change deniers.”

Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left
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Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:30 AM 38,593 Views 8 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the outspoken TD says she is staying in the party – for now at least.

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
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Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,530 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit
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EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 9,307 Views 41 Comments

Leaders also came to a compromise yesterday to clear the way for a €1.8 trillion Covid-19 recovery package.

EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe
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EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe

Dec 7th 2020, 7:59 AM 7,064 Views 22 Comments

November 2020 was 0.1 degrees Celsius hotter than the previous record.

Climate change means future pandemics are more likely
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Climate change means future pandemics are more likely

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:49 AM 16,671 Views 32 Comments

A deadly mix of extreme heat, air pollution and intense farming are combining to produce the “worst outlook for public health our generation has seen”, according to a new study.

2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues
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2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:21 PM 9,861 Views 32 Comments

Met Éireann says Ireland’s weather so far this year indicates “further evidence of climate change”.

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
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Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year

Dec 1st 2020, 9:10 AM 13,957 Views 48 Comments

11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night
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Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

Nov 28th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,112 Views 10 Comments

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report
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Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report

Nov 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,007 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency today launched its State of the Environment report.

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011
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Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011

Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,412 Views 6 Comments

But the figures also indicate that Ireland is highly unlikely to meet its overall EU targets by the end of this year.

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
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Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,013 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet
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President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet

Oct 21st 2020, 9:36 AM 40,577 Views 74 Comments

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns
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Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns

Oct 13th 2020, 3:28 PM 6,144 Views 7 Comments

The 2020 State of Climate Services report calls on governments to put more money into early warning systems.

Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along
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Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along

Oct 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,528 Views 28 Comments

MEP Grace O’Sullivan gives a broad welcome to Ireland’s Climate Action Bill and the EU’s Climate Law, both on the table this week.

'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill
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'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill

Oct 7th 2020, 4:42 PM 13,640 Views 44 Comments

The 30-year programme commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says
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Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:02 AM 13,206 Views 27 Comments

This year has now seen three months of record warmth – January, May and September.

Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests
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Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests

Sep 25th 2020, 12:54 PM 20,482 Views 54 Comments

Thunberg started her solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on 20 August 2018.

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'
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Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

Sep 21st 2020, 8:03 AM 16,668 Views 26 Comments

In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.

Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change
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Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change

Sep 19th 2020, 9:00 PM 27,436 Views 47 Comments

Climate commentator John Gibbons outlines the critical state of the planet globally and urges us to embrace radical action to face down climate change.

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires
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'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires

Sep 15th 2020, 7:29 AM 31,071 Views 71 Comments

At least 35 people have died as wildfires blaze in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.

For just the second time ever, there are currently five active cyclones in the Atlantic
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For just the second time ever, there are currently five active cyclones in the Atlantic

Sep 15th 2020, 7:10 AM 33,667 Views 21 Comments

According to meteorologists, the only other time this happened was in September 1971.

10 days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations end with naked protesters and graffiti of Churchill statue
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10 days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations end with naked protesters and graffiti of Churchill statue

Sep 10th 2020, 10:37 PM 23,589 Views 23 Comments

At least 648 people have been arrested during the environmental action.

Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers
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Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers

Updated Sep 5th 2020, 3:28 PM 63,057 Views 25 Comments

The action was condemned by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament
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Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:24 PM 23,067 Views 42 Comments

Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion marked the third of 10 days of disruption in the city.

Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London
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Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Sep 1st 2020, 5:10 PM 17,925 Views 13 Comments

Thousands of campaigners descended on Parliament Square this afternoon.

Antarctica ice platform nearly four times size of UK ‘at risk of collapse’
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Antarctica ice platform nearly four times size of UK ‘at risk of collapse’

Aug 26th 2020, 6:17 PM 33,824 Views 54 Comments

A new study suggests that more than 900,000 square kilometres of floating ice shelves could split if fractures on their surface are submerged.

Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short"
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Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short"

Jul 31st 2020, 10:44 AM 24,040 Views 19 Comments

The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Friends of the Irish Environment after the High Court rejected its case in September.