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The Climate Cases: Age is no Restriction

January 29th, 2017 After the success of the Urgenda climate case discussed in the first of our Climate Cases series, a number of citizens’ groups and NGOs stood up across the world and took the brave move of taking their governments to court over climate …

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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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21 November 2017: a historic day for the climate movement in Ireland

November 7th, 2017 For seasoned environmental campaigner Tony Lowes, his colleagues at Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) and climate activists across Ireland 21 November 2017 will be remembered as a historic day for the climate movement. The Cork-based group’s tireless campaigning against the construction …

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COP23: Female farmers on the climate change front-lines

November 16th, 2017 Severe flooding, coastal disasters, and other unpredictable severe weather event are just some of the impacts of climate change spelled out in detailed over the past week at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. In the direct line of such extreme weather variations on …

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Europe feeling the heat of our changing climate

November 14th, 2017 The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) tells us that 2017 will be one of the warmest years on record, with many disastrous events including drought, floods, and heat waves taking place across the globe. While it is abundantly clear that climate change is …