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Seaweeds need greater protection says Coastwatch

June 3rd, 2016 Discussions about environmental conservation typically center around issues like biodiversity loss, soil degradation or deforestation as a result of human activity. Much less frequently heard about, but no less important, is the world under the sea, where many invaluable ecosystems and ecological …

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Ireland’s SIX cleanest beaches

You are probably wondering where you could go this week end to survive those high temperatures, look no further, here’s a list of the best beaches to go to this weekend! Clean coasts and Blue flag, both programs run by An Taisce, have release the results of their studies, classifying Irish beaches. Clean coast’s aim is to engage communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life, through coastal clean-up initiatives and marine litter surveys. And the Blue flag is a European program.

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Five reasons why it’s wrong to abolish the Department of the Environment

A Department of Environment is needed to prevent severe losses to biodiversity, and damage to the natural systems that provide us with clean air and water, and support food production. A strong and well-funded Department dealing with all natural environment issues – natural heritage, wildlife, water, air, waste, forestry, soil and climate change

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Introduction of Pay-By-Weight refuse explained

Changes to domestic waste collection are just around the corner. With three categories of waste and minimum charges being introduced for some kinds of waste, there is some confusion about what the new changes will mean for householders. Mindy O’Brien, coordinator of sustainable resource use campaigning organisation VOICE Ireland, explains the changes and also gives tips on how to reduce your waste and your bills.

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New whale species spotted in Irish waters

A species of whale, never before seen in Irish Waters, has been spotted off the east coast last weekend.
The animal is a Bowhead Whale, an Arctic species, and it was photographed and filmed in the mouth of Carlingford Harbour in County Louth.
The sighting has been confirmed by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) and it is first time in the 25 year history of the organisation that it has recorded a new species of whale in Irish waters.