Glyphosate roundup monsanto ECI ban

Petition signed by over 1.3 million calling for a ban on glyphosate delivered to European Commission

4th July 2017 A petition signed by 1.3 million people across Europe was delivered to the European Commission (EC) yesterday calling on the EU to ban glyphosate, an active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weedkiller ‘Roundup‘. The petition is calling on the EC to propose a ban on glyphosate in member states, to reform the pesticide approval […]

Photography and wildlife conservation – What use is a photograph?

June 7th, 2017 This year’s Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition has now ended and we have received a huge amount of high quality photographs. Unfortunately only a few can win the prize, but there are other ways to put your photographs to use. We talk to top wildlife photographer, Kevin Murphy, to see how […]

Nine places to see bats during Biodiversity Week 2017!

17th May 2017 Biodiversity week is about to begin. With over 50 free events happening throughout Ireland, from the 19th-28th May, there’s something to suit everyone! Bats have woken up after a long winter of hibernation, and can now be seen flitting through the air at dusk catching moths and other insects. We have nine […]

5 Coastal explorations to enjoy this Biodiversity Week

15th May 2017 Biodiversity week is about to begin! Over the course of ten days, 19th – 28th May, over 50 free events will be taking place all across the country. These celebrate Ireland’s wide range of habitats that allow for so many species to thrive here. This week provides a fantastic opportunity to explore […]

Residents call on Minister Coveney to block mechanical harvesting of seaweed in Bantry Bay

26th April 2017 A local campaign group is calling on the Minister for Planning, Simon Coveney, to reverse a decision to grant a mechanical harvesting licence for 1,860 acres of seaweed in Bantry Bay. Over 3,500 people have signed an online petition calling on Minister Coveney to halt any mechanical harvesting until a public consultation […]

Celebrate 10 years of climate action this Earth Hour

22nd March 2017 This year Earth Hour is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It will see people all around the globe simultaneously taking action against climate change. Earth Hour is not a single event, but a movement. For this hour every year, people from all over the globe take action to make a positive impact on the […]

What is the Circular Economy and how can it help?

20th March 2017 The EU has been making moves towards a circular economy. Recently they voted to back legislation which aims for at least 70% of municipal waste to be recycled, and food waste to be reduced by 50% by 2030. Businesses, governments and public sector organisations are also working to achieve the elusive circle. But […]

Drones and CCTV to be used in new anti-dumping initiative

13th March 2017 A new initiative to tackle illegal dumping of household waste has been launched today in Ballinasloe, Galway, by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D. Illegal dumping is a major issue throughout the country, but community groups and state agencies can now avail of funding to help combat the littering. […]

Residents fear for the destruction of ancient kelp forests in Bantry Bay

13th March 2017 Residents of Bantry Bay have been shocked by the discovery of a planned mechanical kelp harvest in the waters along the Beara and Sheep’s Head peninsulas. 753 hectares (1860 acres) of pristine kelp forests have been earmarked for mechanical harvest this year in Bantry Bay, but locals fear that their concerns have […]