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‘Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change. If we don’t take action the (...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,  Richard Bruton was not in his department during a two-hour sit in during a climate action protest. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 40 activists occupied the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin on Friday for almost two hours, and called (...)

Environmental activists hold letters “Save the climate, save the people” in front of a  church in Imielin near Katowice, Poland, during the COP24 climate  conference. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski

The pace of negotiations at the UN climate talks has quickened in advance of politicians returning to Katowice in Poland this weekend. An attempt to f(...)

Participants and guests at  the COP24 climate summit  in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

People living in wealthy countries, including Ireland, will have to make big reductions in the amount of beef and lamb they consume if the world is to(...)

Participants and guests at the UN climate summit  in Katowice, Poland.  Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

The message from UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, this week was stark, so much so that governments had to be more ambitious in responding to clim(...)

“Any world leaders who thought they could hit the snooze button have been given a final wake-up call.” Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Increasing coal, oil and gas use are pushing global carbon emissions to an all-time high, climate scientists have told the UN climate talks in Katowic(...)

Indigenous leader and member of the Climate Action Leadership Network Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim attends the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, on December 4th, 2018. Some 30,000 delegates are expected. Photograph: Hanna Bardo

The world is moving to counter climate change in spite of global leaders behaving like irresponsible children, Swedish student Greta Thunberg (15) tol(...)

Reversing the flow: plastic dams inserted by Coillte in drains on Aghrane bog in Co Galway. They rewet the peatland, and restore its capacity to capture and store carbon. Photograph: John Conaghan

Hans Joosten talks about raising the profile of peatlands in the climate-change crisis with the authority of an internationally respected scientist, t(...)

 British naturalist Sir David Attenborough at the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland: “The world’s people have spoken, their message is clear, time is running out, they want you, the decision-makers, to act now.” Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

The collapse of civilisation and extinction of much of the natural world is “on the horizon” due to climate change, Sir David Attenborough declared at(...)

Shell now aims to curb its net carbon footprint, including emissions of its consumers, by around 20 per cent by 2035. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell will set carbon emissions targets next year and link these to executive pay, reversing its chief executive’s opposition and followin(...)

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