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Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert
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Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert

Tue 6:45 AM 7,511 Views 24 Comments

No sector can yet say it is doing enough to fight the climate crisis, according to a climate ambassador.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
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Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

Tue 6:15 AM 2,909 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

New Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss officially launched at first meeting today
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New Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss officially launched at first meeting today

Updated May 14th 2022, 7:25 PM 13,583 Views 17 Comments

Over the next six months, a citizens’ assembly will hear evidence and made recommendations for the good of Ireland’s biodiversity.

Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach
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Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach

Updated May 12th 2022, 2:44 PM 7,270 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned not everyone “really gets a sense of how serious this is”.

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump
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Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump

May 4th 2022, 2:56 PM 6,803 Views 12 Comments

As restrictions lifted in 2021, energy use and related emissions moved in the opposite direction of climate goals.

Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal
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Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal

May 3rd 2022, 10:24 PM 7,605 Views 5 Comments

The activists demand that the British Government ends new oil and gas projects in the UK.

Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows
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Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows

Apr 28th 2022, 2:31 PM 17,486 Views 29 Comments

The research was led by the Hamilton Institute and ICARUS Climate Research Centre at Maynooth University.

At least one in five reptile species threatened by extinction in biodiversity crisis
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At least one in five reptile species threatened by extinction in biodiversity crisis

Apr 27th 2022, 9:59 PM 10,154 Views 8 Comments

Before now, researchers did not have a comprehensive picture of the risk to reptiles.

Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears
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Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears

Apr 26th 2022, 9:11 PM 17,001 Views 25 Comments

The amount of carbon emitted during construction will continue to increase to meet the homes target in the Housing For All plan.

Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion
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Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion

Apr 26th 2022, 9:46 AM 45,003 Views 81 Comments
  • The government insists there is no outright ban and that there are exemptions to the regulations.
  • Several coalition TDs have expressed concern about what the rules would mean for rural areas.
  • Sinn Fein calls the new rules "unfair and unworkable".
'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'
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'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'

Apr 18th 2022, 10:00 PM 17,928 Views 29 Comments

Research has found that climate misinformation is usually produced by well-resourced organisations rather than at grassroots level.

Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says
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Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says

Apr 13th 2022, 12:13 PM 6,255 Views 6 Comments

A letter from the Climate Change Advisory Council said the war in Ukraine and energy crisis “further emphasises” the need to cut fossil fuel reliance.

NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges
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NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges

Apr 12th 2022, 7:25 AM 5,929 Views 13 Comments

It also calls for more investment in an all-island energy network and as more co-operation on tourism.

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
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'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil

Apr 7th 2022, 9:26 AM 12,414 Views 42 Comments

A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.

'We're at a crossroads': Major UN climate report charts pathways to save the planet
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'We're at a crossroads': Major UN climate report charts pathways to save the planet

Apr 4th 2022, 4:02 PM 19,940 Views 63 Comments
  • The latest IPCC report says removing fossil fuel subsidies would reduce emissions and benefit the environment.
  • The important report outlines the measures still open to countries to stop the climate crisis from destroying our planet.
  • IPCC chair Dr Hoesung Lee said: “We have the tools and know-how required to limit warming."
UN report to lay out the last-ditch choices still open to the world to stop the climate crisis
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UN report to lay out the last-ditch choices still open to the world to stop the climate crisis

Apr 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,327 Views 10 Comments

The latest IPCC report will likely emphasise the impetus on the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions to save the planet.

Temperature Check: It's been a hell of a week at the North and South poles
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Temperature Check: It's been a hell of a week at the North and South poles

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 19,885 Views 9 Comments

Read an extract from the latest edition of The Journal’s climate newsletter.

Hundreds of climate protesters gather across island of Ireland
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Hundreds of climate protesters gather across island of Ireland

Mar 25th 2022, 5:26 PM 11,390 Views 23 Comments

A rally closed off one side of Merrion Square in Dublin, as protesters gathered to demand urgent action to tackle climate change.

Climate activists blockade shipping company in Glasgow in solidarity with Ukraine
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Climate activists blockade shipping company in Glasgow in solidarity with Ukraine

Mar 25th 2022, 9:17 AM 15,618 Views 23 Comments

The campaigners are staging the action in response to an open letter from Extinction Rebellion Ukraine.

Australia authorities declare 'mass bleaching' at Great Barrier Reef
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Australia authorities declare 'mass bleaching' at Great Barrier Reef

Mar 25th 2022, 7:04 AM 15,361 Views 0 Comments

Aerial surveys showed coral bleaching at multiple reefs across a large area of the system.

Climate Action Delivery Board scraps requirement for itself to report to Government every quarter
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Climate Action Delivery Board scraps requirement for itself to report to Government every quarter

Updated Mar 19th 2022, 1:20 PM 16,733 Views 17 Comments

The Board is also no longer required to present an annual progress report to Government.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers 'widespread' bleaching event
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers 'widespread' bleaching event

Mar 18th 2022, 8:04 AM 26,007 Views 6 Comments

Bleaching occurs when healthy corals become stressed by spikes in ocean temperatures.

'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply
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'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 AM 13,633 Views 12 Comments

The Journal spoke to Irish MEPs about what they believe must be done to reduce energy dependency on Russia while also protecting the climate and supply.

Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard
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Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard

Mar 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,440 Views 19 Comments

Irish climate activist Jessica Dunne says she has learned a lot since the massive global protest three years ago today.

EU moves to significantly cut imports of Russian fossil fuels as MEPs eye alternatives
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EU moves to significantly cut imports of Russian fossil fuels as MEPs eye alternatives

Mar 8th 2022, 5:28 PM 9,353 Views 8 Comments

The EU’s Standing Rapporteur on Ukraine says Europe should impose an embargo on the import of Russian fossil fuels.

Climate change: What can Ireland learn from the most recent IPCC report?
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Climate change: What can Ireland learn from the most recent IPCC report?

Mar 7th 2022, 8:30 PM 7,741 Views 8 Comments

Europe, along with most of the rest of the world, will be impacted by temperature increases, water scarcity, sea level rise and more floods.

Wildfires getting worse worldwide and governments are unprepared – UN report
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Wildfires getting worse worldwide and governments are unprepared – UN report

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:54 AM 5,506 Views 6 Comments

The report said nations spend too much time and money fighting fires rather than preventing them.

Jet stream behind recent storms has gotten closer to Ireland over 141-year period, study finds
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Jet stream behind recent storms has gotten closer to Ireland over 141-year period, study finds

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:24 PM 29,031 Views 15 Comments

The jet stream brought the three storms to Ireland and the UK last week.

'Neglected': Why Ireland is the worst country in the EU at using renewables to make heat energy
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'Neglected': Why Ireland is the worst country in the EU at using renewables to make heat energy

Feb 19th 2022, 10:00 AM 25,302 Views 32 Comments

Only 6% of the energy required for heating and cooling in Ireland came from renewable sources in 2020.

Reaching 80% renewable target depends on 'offshore wind technologies', Taoiseach tells summit
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Reaching 80% renewable target depends on 'offshore wind technologies', Taoiseach tells summit

Feb 11th 2022, 2:25 PM 7,438 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin joined other leaders at the One Ocean summit in France this morning.

'Milestone' nuclear fusion energy record hit by UK-based scientists
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'Milestone' nuclear fusion energy record hit by UK-based scientists

Feb 9th 2022, 2:21 PM 14,290 Views 12 Comments

A team in England more than doubled a 1997 record for sustained energy generated.

Explainer: Here's how the government's ambitious retrofitting grant scheme is meant to work
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Explainer: Here's how the government's ambitious retrofitting grant scheme is meant to work

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 11:55 AM 41,284 Views 42 Comments

More money will be available to foot some of the cost for people to install heat pumps, insulation and solar panels.

'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear
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'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear

Feb 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,956 Views 19 Comments

The Agriculture Committee will hear from participants on hedgerows and the draft CAP Strategic Plan.

Opposition to wind farm near Cork's scenic Gougane Barra raised in Dáil
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Opposition to wind farm near Cork's scenic Gougane Barra raised in Dáil

Feb 8th 2022, 8:45 PM 20,855 Views 44 Comments

A Cork TD said the move has taken locals “very, very much by surprise”.

Application lodged for judicial review into contentious Galway Ring Road plan
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Application lodged for judicial review into contentious Galway Ring Road plan

Feb 8th 2022, 1:55 PM 8,091 Views 13 Comments

The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion but critics say it would hurt Ireland’s climate objectives and fail to solve the problem.

'There isn't any time to lose': Committee chair defends ambition of proposed carbon budgets
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'There isn't any time to lose': Committee chair defends ambition of proposed carbon budgets

Feb 7th 2022, 6:32 PM 8,699 Views 32 Comments

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins said the proposed budgets “can be strengthened” but TD Brian Leddin said more ambition is not “realistic”.

NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain
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NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain

Feb 5th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,850 Views 3 Comments

Northern Ireland does not have its own climate laws but falls under UK-wide targets.

Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity
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Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity

Feb 2nd 2022, 3:47 PM 5,301 Views 8 Comments

Campaigners have been waiting for the assembly to be called since a biodiversity emergency was declared in 2019.

EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power
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EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:24 PM 9,798 Views 36 Comments

At least five Irish MEPs said last month that they plan to oppose the contentious proposal.

Even 1.5 degrees of global warming will be ‘catastrophic’ for coral reefs – study
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Even 1.5 degrees of global warming will be ‘catastrophic’ for coral reefs – study

Feb 1st 2022, 9:30 PM 6,650 Views 16 Comments

The climate risk is even worse for coral reefs than set out in a UN assessment in 2018, a study has found.

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