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LULUCF decision met with dismay from NGOs and scientists

September 17th, 2017 Scientists and NGOs have reacted with dismay to a European decision to allow member states to increase their levels of timber harvesting up to 2030. On 13 September, the European Parliament passed an amended policy framework for future EU land use policy, …

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European Parliament votes on North Sea fishing regulations

September 14th, 2017 The European Parliament today voted to give the green light to plans that could end overfishing in the North Sea and ensure more secure livelihoods for fishermen. MEPs voted in Brussels today in favour of a strong North Sea multi-annual plan (NSMAP) …

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How can you influence environmental policy?

13th September 2017 Have you ever wanted your actions on environmental matters to have a greater impact at a local level? You can make a difference for the environment through your Public Participation Network. There are many people here in Ireland that do a great deal …

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9 ways to move toward a zero waste lifestyle

September 14th, 2017 To mark the end of zero waste week in Ireland and the start of September we’ve got nine inspired ways to cut down on your consumption even if you’re a zero waste guru or a plastic fiend. 1. Become an on-the-run Zero Waste …

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Flood relief scheme for Donegal farmers launched

September 14th, 2017 Farmers affected by recent flooding in Donegal can now apply for financial aid of up to €15,000 to cover damage caused by Hurricane Gert in late August. The scheme run by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) will compensate …

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Water supplies to 700,000 consumers not meeting public health standards

September 12th, 2017 Water supplies to over 700,000 consumers require improvements to meet public health standards, a new report from Ireland’s environmental watchdog has revealed. The EPA’s Drinking Water Report 2016, published today, also indicates that Trihalomethanes (THMs), lead, and pesticides continue to be the …

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Coastwatch Seeks Volunteers For 30th Annual Coastal Survey

September 11th, 2017 Leading marine NGO Coastwatch are looking for volunteers to get involved in its annual international citizen science campaign, the Coastwatch shore survey. Currently celebrating its 30th year, the survey was first designed and run in Ireland in 1987. It now runs across …