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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 …

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Trump’s climate decision dangerous for the US and the world

June 1st, 2017 President Trump tweeted late on Wednesday evening that be will be announcing his decision on whether or not the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement today at 8PM Irish time. Unfortunately, and as expected, he announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Agreement which aims to limit global average temperature to within 2°C …

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Scientists warn increasing ocean temperatures could destroy world’s coral reefs within decades

New research published in the journal PeerJ, reports that strict conservation and protection measures has failed to halt the destruction of coral reefs in the Hawaiin Islands, with 90% of Hawaiian coral reefs suffering bleaching in 2014 and 2015. Widespread bleaching of coral reefs, whereby corals expel crucial algae living symbiotically within their tissues, is a stress response to increasing …

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An Taisce letter urges Heritage Minister to save bronze-age roadway at Mayne Bog

June 1st, 2017 An Taisce has called on the Minister for Heritage, Heather Humphreys TD to secure protection for a rare Bronze-Age roadway at Mayne Bog in County Westmeath. In a letter sent to Ms Humphreys this week, An Taisce strongly urged the minister to commit to a number of measures designed to rescue the Bronze-Age monument from total destruction. An Taisce …