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Renowned Irish Science show wins takes gold at prestigious international Radio Awards

June 20th, 2017 Newstalk’s science and technology radio programme Futureproof has today won two medals at the New York Festival’s World Best Radio Programme Awards. Futureproof won two awards for the documentary “The Space Between Skeleton and Skin”, the story and science behind Irish adventurer Mark Pollock’s efforts to walk again despite his paralysis. The programme won the Gold Radio …

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Cross-border cooperation to protect environment across Ireland must not be “diluted” by Brexit, warn MEPs

June 16th, 2017 Crucial cross-border cooperation to protect the environment across the island of Ireland must not be “diluted” by Brexit, warned MEPs, NGOs and leading legal experts at a conference today. The views were expressed at a conference in Dundalk today to examine the potential impacts on the Irish environment in a post-Brexit world and explore opportunities for new …

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Green Party launch Waste Reduction Bill 2017

June 15th, 2017 Tthe Green Party today launched a Waste Reduction Bill to introduce a deposit refund scheme for glass and plastic bottles and a complete ban on single-use non-recyclable plastics, such as coffee cups and plastic cutlery. Only 40 per cent of the 210,000 tonnes of plastic produced each year in Ireland is recycled and at least 52.5 per cent …

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Retailers face higher costs without HFC phase-out, says Environmental Investigation Agency

June 15th, 2017 European retailers face severe financial repercussions if they do not transition to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooling technology, the Environmental Investigation Agency warned today. The EU F-Gas Regulation, brought into law in 2015, legislates for the rapid, stepped phasing out of the use HFCs, which are potent greenhouse gases. From 2018 HFC supplies will be slashed by 48 per cent. …