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Bantry Bay kelp harvesting project stalled by judicial review

May 9th, 2018 An individual involved with a Cork-based citizens’ group has secured a judicial review into the granting of a licence for large-scale kelp harvesting in Bantry Bay. The Protect Our Native Kelp Forest group has been protesting against a controversial planning decision that …

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Land degradation from human activities reaches critical levels

May 8th, 2018 Land degradation caused by human activities is worsening worldwide and has reached critical levels, according to an assessment conducted by over 100 experts from 45 countries. The three-year assessment conducted by Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) outlines …

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Irish climate case discussed at UN climate talks in Bonn

April 7th, 2018 Friends of the Irish Environment appeared at the UN climate talks in Bonn to discuss its “landmark” climate case against the Irish Government. Speaking at the talks this afternoon, FiE’s Sadhbh O’Neill, who travelled overland to Bonn, discussed the environmental group’s legal …

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Technology to identify galaxies to help in wildlife conservation

May 2nd, 2018 Cutting edge technology used to identify galaxies may be able to help in wildlife conservation thanks to the collaborative efforts of conservationists and astrophysicists from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The technology involves the application of astrophysical software to detect and identify …

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National Biodiversity Week: Get Mindful with Nature

April 30th, 2018 Sometimes people just need to stop and look around them. Look at the contrasting plots of gray and green. There have been many studies over the years that correlate the presence of green spaces with lower symptoms of depression, stress, and increased …