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Government launches Climate Change adaptation strategy

January 19th, 2018 The Irish government today announced its strategy as to how our island nation will adapt to the impact of climate change over the coming decades. Launched by the Minister for Climate Action, Denis Naughten, TD, the National Adaptation Framework (NAF) also sets …

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Solutions to our plastic problem: Lessons from Germany

January 19th, 2017 Once a staunchly tea-drinking nation, in recent years Ireland has progressively swayed further and further toward it’s more exotic cousin, coffee. The once-routine vocabulary of Builders Tea, English Breakfast and Earl Grey has been replaced with Flat Whites, Frappucinos, and Cortados. Coffee …

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NASA places 2017 as second warmest year on record

January 19th, 2017 The Earth’s global surface temperature in 2017 was the second warmest on record since 1880, according to the latest NASA data released today. According to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the 2017 figures are in line with the …

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Our Plastic Problem: Voices from the grassroots

January 17th, 2018 The Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill underwent detailed scrutiny at the Dail’s Environmental Committee this afternoon.  The Bill proposes to ban disposable plastic plates, cups and other types of tableware. It also attempts to introduce a deposit and refund scheme for drinks …