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EU commits to foster healthier, cleaner, and more secure seas

October 10th, 2017 The EU Commission has announced €550m in funding for initiatives to tackle global oceans challenges at the EU-hosted Our Ocean Conference 2017  in Malta last week. Thirty-six commitments were made, which the Commission said will intensify EU efforts towards reducing marine pollution, …

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Budget 2018: Proposals to protect our environment

October 9th, 2017 Opposition parties launched their alternative budget proposals last week, with the Social Democrats, Green Party and Solidarity-PBP all launching their proposals on Thursday morning (and giving political journalists a hectic schedule to boot). Across all opposition parties’ alternative budgets, the housing crisis …

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The Scottish Government has banned fracking, says Energy Minister

October 6th, 2017 The Scottish Government has banned fracking following public outcry over the environmental risks and health hazards linked to the controversial industry. Earlier this week, Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse declared that the January 2015 moratorium on fracking will now be made permanent. …

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Government’s latest biodiversity action plan lacks ‘aspiration’

October 5th, 2017 The Government’s latest biodiversity action plan released earlier today lacks aspiration, focus and strategy, Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has said. The 2017-2021 National Biodiversity Action Plan was launched by Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys this morning at the National Botanic Gardens and outlines …