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Master of Law in Environmental and Natural Resources Law

30th of June, 2016 From September 2016, a new Master of Law Programme in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, will be available in University College Cork. It has been implemented thanks to the legal expertise of the School of Law within University College Cork. Offering a large variety …

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New airport to be constructed in one of the last wetlands of France

30th of June, 2016 This Sunday in Brittany, France, another important referendum was organised in relation to the construction of an airport. The construction of this airport has been the subject of opposition and controversy since 1970. The French government and construction groups proposed building this airport for …

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Why is there such a strong barrier of communication between the mass media and scientists, particularly when it comes to climate change

The media is an essential organ needed to spread awareness about climate change, in reality very few people read scientific reports, specialist websites and blogs, or the reports of the IPCC. People generally rely upon the mass media’s representations of climate change. Climate change science and other scientific data are often wrongly misinterpreted by the media mostly due to certain political points of view presented by various media organisations about the reality and seriousness of climate change.

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Environmental Pillar represented at the National Economic Dialogue

June 28th, 2016 Two representatives from the Environmental Pillar spoke at the opening of yesterday’s plenary session of the National Economic Dialogue (NED). Mindy O’Brien and Cillian Lohan of the environmental advocacy coalition addressed the floor during the first session of the two-day event, which aimed …

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How Brexit means bad news for the Environment

June 24th, 2016 Conservation Groups, Environmental Policy Campaigners and Green politicians have today spoken of the risks posed to the environment in the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union. The first point of concern is the environmental stance of high-profile Brexit …