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Can your split ends help to clean oil spills?

July 17th, 2018 On March 24, 1989, the world became aware of an environmental calamity in Alaska as an Exxon Valdez oil tanker spewed millions of crude oil into the Alaskan waters. The tragic news grasped the attention of Phil McCrory, a hairdresser in Alabama. …

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UCC to divest from all projects with significant environmental impacts

July 16th, 2018 University College Cork (UCC) has become the first Irish university to announce its divestment from all projects with adverse environmental consequences. Cork’s eco-conscious university confirmed the move by signing the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). PRI, which has 1,900 signatories, …

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New Oireachtas committee on climate action holds first meeting

July 12th, 2018 A new Special Joint Committee to examine the State’s action to tackle climate change held its first meeting yesterday. The Committee made up of sixteen deputies and six senators was established to consider the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on How the State can make …

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The fate of declining bee populations is in our hands

July 11th, 2018 English broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough recently warned that the extinction of bees will be a disaster for humankind. “If bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humans would have just four years left to live,” Sir Attenborough …