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#Greenhouse Gases

Ireland's greenhouse gases reach highest in recorded history - report
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Ireland's greenhouse gases reach highest in recorded history - report

Aug 12th 2021, 7:54 AM 23,836 Views 69 Comments

Methane emissions have increased by 170% compared to pre-industrial levels.

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.

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation
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# Government Formation

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation

Updated Apr 24th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,285 Views 125 Comments

Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has been critical of some of the Green Party’s environmental policies.

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating
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# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating

Oct 24th 2019, 7:47 AM 35,634 Views 91 Comments

The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.

India's capital is polluted with smog... but these Delhi offices have air as fresh as the Swiss Alps
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India's capital is polluted with smog... but these Delhi offices have air as fresh as the Swiss Alps

Jan 14th 2018, 3:30 PM 21,100 Views 12 Comments

The Paharpur Business Centre has more than 7,000 plants pumping fresh air into its offices.

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016
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Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016

Nov 27th 2017, 6:16 PM 13,258 Views 182 Comments

Ireland is trying to reduce its emissions in order to comply with EU regulations and avoid a hefty €75 million fine in 2020.

London's 80-storey wooden skyscraper could solve a major architectural problem
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# Oakwood Tower

London's 80-storey wooden skyscraper could solve a major architectural problem

Apr 16th 2016, 6:00 PM 34,373 Views 51 Comments

The use of timber as a building material has a number of benefits over steel and concrete, according to Cambridge University.

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
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Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Oct 24th 2014, 11:05 AM 24,710 Views 98 Comments

EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels at a summit in Brussels overnight.

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU
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Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:53 AM 12,496 Views 52 Comments

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

Irish industries produced fewer greenhouse gases than ever last year
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# Less Hot Air

Irish industries produced fewer greenhouse gases than ever last year

May 8th 2014, 3:25 PM 5,123 Views 28 Comments

The drop equated to a seven per cent reduction in the level of harmful gases spewed into the air.

"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions
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"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions

Apr 13th 2014, 5:15 PM 5,785 Views 140 Comments

It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.

Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high - US monitors
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Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high - US monitors

May 10th 2013, 7:26 PM 5,531 Views 41 Comments

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has broken above 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.

Draft edition of new climate law to be published next week
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# Climate Policy

Draft edition of new climate law to be published next week

Feb 8th 2013, 3:32 PM 2,610 Views 27 Comments

Phil Hogan says the draft heads of a Carbon Development Bill should be brought for cabinet approval next Tuesday.

Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession
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Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession

Nov 10th 2011, 8:48 AM 363 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by one per cent in 2010, meaning we are on track to meet our Kyoto targets.

Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters
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Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters

Jul 10th 2011, 10:37 AM 416 Views 8 Comments

Australia aims to reduce carbon pollution by 160 million tons by 2020 with the tax – but the opposition says the move is simply “socialism masquerading as environmentalism”.

Australia may slaughter its wild camels to fight climate change
# Got The Hump
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# Got The Hump

Australia may slaughter its wild camels to fight climate change

Jun 9th 2011, 3:29 PM 1,445 Views 26 Comments

The animals, who each belch out the equivalent of a transatlantic flight in emissions every year, are one of the country’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases.

IEA estimates make 2010 carbon emissions 'the highest in history'
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IEA estimates make 2010 carbon emissions 'the highest in history'

May 30th 2011, 1:29 PM 399 Views 0 Comments

The surprising increase in emissions – growing at their fastest-ever rate – puts temperature goals almost out of reach.

Methane released by livestock could be reduced by new diet
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Methane released by livestock could be reduced by new diet

Mar 30th 2011, 3:36 PM 605 Views 0 Comments

Researchers believe that tweaks to the diet of livestock could significantly reduce the levels of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.

The end of Apocalypse Cow?
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# Environment

The end of Apocalypse Cow?

Oct 22nd 2010, 12:11 PM 434 Views 0 Comments

Ireland records first drop in greenhouse gases in 20 years as new study says: It’s not all the fault of cows breaking wind.

We're still the second richest in the EU
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We're still the second richest in the EU

Sep 16th 2010, 5:03 PM 319 Views 0 Comments

How did that happen? A new CSO report puts our relative wealth in second spot, despite the massive fall in GDP.