The Dublin docklands are ‘already at risk’ due to rises in sea levels, the MacGill summer school heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The docklands in Dublin are already at risk of flooding due to rises in sea levels as a result of climate change, the MacGill summer school heard. Dr (...)

A stretch of the Tolka River running through Griffith Park, which appears to be polluted with a detergent-like foam which has killed hundreds of  fish over a 2km stretch of the river. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 0:59

Dublin City Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland are investigating the source of pollution, which has killed hundreds of fish in the River Tolka on Du(...)

 The Department of Foreign Affairs: organised training and briefing programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of government officials, leading Communist Party cadres and executives from state-owned enterprises from Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Beijing(...)

Former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson called for a national tax on carbon emissions to encourage conservation. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

On Sunday, Henry Paulson, the former US treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an op-ed article about climate policy in the New York Times.(...)

The honeybee population has been declining steadily for decades from six million colonies in 1947 to 2.5 million today. Photograph: Getty Images

The White House has joined the fight to save the American honeybee and other pollinators such as birds, bats and butterflies from decline to protec(...)

President Barack Obama has finally put some meat on the bare bones of his long-standing commitment to tackle climate change. After the eight wasted ye(...)

Nearly a third of all private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E. coli and contain water that is unsafe for consumption, the Environmental Pr(...)

It is all very well for Pat Rabbitte to rebrand us all as “energy citizens”, collectively probing Ireland’s pathway towards a “low-carbon, inclusive, (...)

The EPA also warned that, for the following decade to 2030, emissions are projected to be 11 per cent higher again than in 2020. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland is now unlikely to meet EU targets for a 20 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from agriculture, transport and the built enviro(...)

According to the EPA the best outcome the State can achieve is to reduce emissions by between 5 and 12 per cent from 2005 levels, well short of the binding emissions reduction target of 20 per cent.

Ireland is likely to miss its greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2020 and as a result is failing in its objective of becoming a low carbon economy, (...)