June 14th 2016 Image: Donna Mullen, Bat Conservation Ireland, presenting President Michael D Higgins with bat box. Irish President Michael D Higgins last week accepted a gift of a bat box which could help house one of Ireland’s rarest bats. The gift was given by …
Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held between the 11th and 19th of June with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you? Here is ten activities/events that coincide with bike week.
Island Bioblitz 2016 – Bere Island takes first prize for biodiversityView Post
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Yesterday, EU deputies failed, for the third time, to reach an agreement on whether or not to renew glyphosate, leaving the future of the product uncertain.
More commonly known as Roundup, the herbicide made by agrichemical group Monsanto needs 55% of the vote to pass, but several countries are opposed to its continuation as it is suspected to affect bees and the health of the population. Only Malta voted against the proposal, 20 countries voted for it and 7 countries abstained.
June 7th, 2016 The feasibility of converting three peat-fired power stations in the Midlands to biomass is being examined by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D. This option is under examination as the possibility of the Edenderry plant failing to secure planning approval …
Slash and Burn raises its ugly head againView Post
June 3rd, 2016 Discussions about environmental conservation typically center around issues like biodiversity loss, soil degradation or deforestation as a result of human activity. Much less frequently heard about, but no less important, is the world under the sea, where many invaluable ecosystems and ecological …