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15,000 fish killed in suspected chemical poisoning in Tipperary

July 19th, 2018 Almost 15,000 fish are confirmed to have been killed in a suspected chemical poisoning in County Tipperary. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched an investigation into the incident which occurred along a 5km stretch of the Ollatrim River last week. Among the estimated 14,749 fish found dead last …

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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, …