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Plastic pollution and marine litter the focus of World Oceans Day 2017

June 7th, 2017 A number of events will be held across the world over the coming days to celebrate World Oceans Day 2017, including community clean ups and projects to eliminate or lower usage of single use plastic bags and bottles. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Our Ocean, Our Future’ focusing on the problem of plastics pollution and cleaning …

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Photography and wildlife conservation – What use is a photograph?

June 7th, 2017 This year’s Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition has now ended and we have received a huge amount of high quality photographs. Unfortunately only a few can win the prize, but there are other ways to put your photographs to use. We talk to top wildlife photographer, Kevin Murphy, to see how your photos can make an …

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Celebrate World Environment Day at Bog of Allen Nature Centre

July 5th, 2017 The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) will host a free event at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre tomorrow to guide visitors through the steps to create a truly wildlife friendly garden. The event is part of Féile an Dulra, an annual festival of nature, and will honour World Environment Day which is being celebrated across the …

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Civil society groups call for Ireland’s new Taoiseach to ratchet up climate action

Environmental and civil society groups have called for the new Taoiseach to ratchet up Ireland’s climate action in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, TD was elected as the next Fine Gael leader and taoiseach-in-waiting yesterday, less than 24 hours after Mr Trump’s announcement that puts the US in …

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Shocking Climate Change denial aired on RTE during Claire Byrne Live

June 3rd, 2017 A segment on Climate Change which aired on the Claire Byrne Live RTÉ One last week has caused controversy and uproar among Irish environmentalists. The segment, set up as a two-panel debate, lent undeserved credibility to climate-change deniers. Based on a somewhat dubious poll, Claire Byrne questioned the degree to which the general public accept the conclusions …

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Irish Politicians extremely concerned by Trump’s Paris Agreement decision

June 1st, 2017 President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement has been met with concern and disappointment across the Irish political spectrum. Following the announcement late yesterday evening, Minister for Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten expressed his disappointment and concern with the decision. “This is a major setback for the international community and it is essential …