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Two firefighters die battling bushfires as Australian PM faces barrage of criticism for Hawaiian holiday
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Two firefighters die battling bushfires as Australian PM faces barrage of criticism for Hawaiian holiday

Dec 20th 2019, 7:13 AM 23,681 Views 19 Comments

Scott Morrison was forced to cut short his family trip.

Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree
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Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree

Dec 19th 2019, 6:55 AM 23,299 Views 31 Comments

The average national temperature increased from 40.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, to 41.9 degrees yesterday.

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short
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Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short

Dec 15th 2019, 1:49 PM 10,388 Views 36 Comments

Greater ambition for how far countries were willing to go to combat the climate crisis failed to materialise at COP25.

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?
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Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Dec 11th 2019, 9:06 AM 18,381 Views 112 Comments

Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.

Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing
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Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing

Dec 9th 2019, 2:01 PM 12,353 Views 20 Comments

“The oceans are dying before our eyes – we should be doing everything we can to reverse this situation before it is too late.”

Fake or real? What kind of Christmas tree is best for the environment?
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Fake or real? What kind of Christmas tree is best for the environment?

Dec 8th 2019, 7:30 AM 34,461 Views 41 Comments

Trying to have a greener Christmas? You should consider buying a real tree.

Marine life threatened by dropping oxygen levels in Earth's waters, conservation group says
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Marine life threatened by dropping oxygen levels in Earth's waters, conservation group says

Dec 7th 2019, 2:26 PM 9,768 Views 31 Comments

The IUCN said around 700 sites had been identified globally with low oxygen levels.

'People underestimating the force of angry kids': Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon ahead of UN conference
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'People underestimating the force of angry kids': Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon ahead of UN conference

Dec 3rd 2019, 8:19 PM 24,267 Views 127 Comments

The Swedish teenager is attending this year’s UN Climate Conference in Lisbon.

2019 set to be 'one of the hottest years on record'
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2019 set to be 'one of the hottest years on record'

Dec 3rd 2019, 11:12 AM 18,640 Views 51 Comments

This year is likely to be the second or third hottest in records dating back to the 19th century, with the world experiencing a decade of record heat.

League Two club makes switch to bamboo shin pads following world's first bamboo kits
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League Two club makes switch to bamboo shin pads following world's first bamboo kits

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:34 PM 8,035 Views 8 Comments

Forest Green Rovers have strengthened their claims as the world’s greenest football team.

Europe-wide climate emergency declared by EU Parliament
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Europe-wide climate emergency declared by EU Parliament

Nov 28th 2019, 12:07 PM 16,325 Views 95 Comments

The resolution was adopted with 429 votes to 225.

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'
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Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Nov 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,677 Views 79 Comments

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

Taoiseach unsure if ban on foreign fracked gas would breach international trade law
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Taoiseach unsure if ban on foreign fracked gas would breach international trade law

Nov 27th 2019, 3:54 PM 6,499 Views 16 Comments

Concerns have been raised about imported fracked gas being brought in to Ireland through the Port of Cork.

Community-owned wind power and electric cars: How the Aran Islands want to go green
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Community-owned wind power and electric cars: How the Aran Islands want to go green

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:30 PM 15,475 Views 25 Comments

The islands are aiming to become “energy independent” by 2022.

Coldplay won't tour their new album until concerts become 'environmentally beneficial'
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Coldplay won't tour their new album until concerts become 'environmentally beneficial'

Nov 21st 2019, 7:40 AM 22,525 Views 30 Comments

The band’s last tour grossed an estimated €450 million in ticket sales.

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued
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Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Nov 21st 2019, 7:36 AM 10,355 Views 17 Comments

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss
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Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

Nov 20th 2019, 4:39 PM 9,947 Views 24 Comments

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

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

Nov 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 25,319 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Nov 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,498 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Nov 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,682 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Nov 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 55,869 Views 19 Comments

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

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

Nov 10th 2019, 4:00 PM 25,901 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Nov 9th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,268 Views 14 Comments

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

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules
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Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

Nov 6th 2019, 1:09 PM 7,496 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,021 Views 49 Comments

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

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement
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US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

Nov 5th 2019, 6:58 AM 8,250 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Nov 4th 2019, 12:39 PM 30,415 Views 51 Comments

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

Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces
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Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:21 PM 17,862 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Nov 1st 2019, 10:58 PM 102,471 Views 226 Comments

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

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

Nov 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 12,724 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Oct 31st 2019, 4:00 PM 17,734 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Oct 31st 2019, 3:06 PM 24,099 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Oct 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,892 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Oct 24th 2019, 10:00 PM 22,648 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,575 Views 18 Comments

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

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers
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Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

Oct 16th 2019, 6:41 PM 14,311 Views 15 Comments

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

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban
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Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Updated Oct 15th 2019, 10:35 PM 19,614 Views 0 Comments

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

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Oct 12th 2019, 9:55 AM 45,374 Views 198 Comments

Wales and Scotland have made this change, should we?

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

Oct 11th 2019, 2:47 PM 7,219 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 1:50 PM 12,949 Views 80 Comments

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