Where ideology and convenience clash with cold hard facts, we would benefit from taking a critical and objective look at how we process the evidence in front of us.
1 hour of sustainability: Celebrate Earth Hour’s 10th anniversary this SaturdayView Post
Shamrock can help save the planet – and other things you may not know about our national plantView Post
To commemorate St Patrick’s day we have created a compilation of mammals that have become extinct in Ireland since the fifth century when St Patrick was still alive. Quite a few of these animals disappeared from Ireland hundreds of years ago, while others only died out recently. Some of the species mentioned are still alive today in other parts of Europe and the world, but others have become completely extinct from this world. All the animals in list have become extinct in Ireland due to human activity. Hopefully analyzing how these animals became extinct can be used to preserve wildlife that currently inhabit Ireland, Europe and the world.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) today released the results of the Quarterly National Household Survey module on Household Environmental Behaviours. The survey examined behaviours related to energy use, energy efficiency, waste disposal and environmental awareness.
Considering that it is Tree Week (6th to the 13th of March) and to coincide with our gallery of Native Irish Trees we have released a gallery of leaves found on native Irish trees. Tree Week raises awareness about the important ecosystem service trees provide.
Superintendent to investigate suspected illegal timber in OffalyView Post
Mar tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ann, déanaimid fiosrú ar na ainmneacha ainmhí is suimiúla agus is creacáilte atá againn in Éirinn!
For Seachtain na Gaeilge, we throw some light on the species with the most interesting and bizarre Irish names.
Five inspirational Irish women working for a better environmentView Post
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%);