The heritage organisation has dismissed the campaign as ’empty PR’, while the semi-state company continues to extract peat on an industrial scale, in what An Taisce’s Climate Change Committee spokesperson John Gibbons describes as ‘one of the least sustainable and most environmentally unfriendly industries on the face of the planet’.
Know your birdsong! Click through our quick guide to the calls of common Irish birdsView Post
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released 2015 figures on composting and AD of biodegradable waste in Ireland. The quantity of biodegradable waste that was sent for composting or Anaerobic Digestion (AD) increased in 2015 by 11% since 2013, but 22% of brown-bin waste was exported to Northern Ireland.
Harvesting seaweed and the selling of rights to harvest it has become an issue in Ireland in recent years. In …
International Dawn Chorus Day takes place this Sunday, 1st MayView Post
Biomass is often described as a clean, renewable fuel and a greener alternative to coal and other fossil fuels for producing electricity. But recent studies have shown that many forms of biomass especially from forests produce higher carbon emissions compared to fossil fuels. In particular, a growing body of peer-reviewed, scientific studies shows that burning wood from whole trees in power plants to produce electricity can increase carbon emissions relative to fossil fuels for many decades—anywhere from 35 to 100 years. This time period is significant: climate policy imperatives require dramatic short-term reductions in greenhouse gases, and these emissions will persist in the atmosphere well past the time when significant reductions are needed.
26th April, 2016 A proposal by Fine Gael Councillor Paddy Smyth to reconfigure parking arrangements to improve cycling safety in …
Cutting the water charge could cost Irish taxpayers more, says European think tankView Post
The ESB, National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS), Cork County Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland are exploring options to potentially save a rare river forest in County Cork.
The Gearagh, near Macroom , County Cork, was controversially flooded 60 years ago to provide water for the hydroelectric dams at Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid.