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Agriculture and transport emissions will see Ireland miss its EU emissions targets, EPA reveal

Ireland’s agricultural and transport emissions have been growing significantly making it very difficult for the country to meet its 2020 EU emissions targets.
Ireland is unlikely to meet 2020 EU greenhouse gas emission targets for sectors including agriculture, transport, residential, commercial, non-energy intensive industry and waste;
Ireland’s emission reduction target is 20% below 2005 levels by 2020: EPA projections indicate that emissions will be 6 – 11% below 2005 levels by 2020;
Agriculture and transport are projected to account for over three-quarters of Ireland’s non-Emissions Trading Scheme emissions in 2020: agriculture (47%), transport (29%);

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A Gallery of Native Irish Trees

Considering that Tree Week (6th to the 13th of March) is coming up, we have released a gallery of trees that are native to Ireland. Tree Week raises awareness about the important ecosystem service trees provide.

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Spring has sprung …. and hedge cutting is over

The days may be getting noticeably warmer and the evenings getting longer.
But it is more important this year to remember that the laws around the hedge-cutting season HAVE NOT CHANGED. And it is now illegal to cut hedges until September 1st. Hedges are exceptionally important for wildlife. They are valuable refuges for birds, wildlife, wildflower, shrubs and much more and we must protect these incredible natural resources.