Greta Thunberg: the climate activist travelled to New York on a zero-carbon yacht. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Even if you strive for a sustainable lifestyle at home, it may be tempting to avoid thinking about the effect your travels could have on the environme(...)

The most accurate land-cover maps for Ireland come from a pan European dataset produced by member states for the European Environment Agency.

Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe that does not have precise and detailed maps of how land is used and how land use is changing over time.(...)

Spectators wait for Ironman Cork competitors to pass by, at Youghal, Co Cork. Photograph: ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Two weather warnings were in place on Sunday, as heavy rain hit Ireland. Met Éireann put in place a status yellow rainfall warning for Cork and Wate(...)

Bees  spend their entire lives feeding on nectar and pollen while helping to fertilise plants. In Ireland there are 100 species of bee; 50%  are in decline, a third are threatened with extinction, Photograph: Getty Images

The evidence is stacking up side by side with confirmation of human-induced global warming: we are living in the sixth age of mass extinction. The com(...)

A gilets jaunes protest in Paris. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

There is a cross-party “spirit of collaboration” within the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change, according to its chairwoman, Hildegarde Naughton. (...)

Snow falls on a Berlin thoroughfare at the weekend. With little notice, a new speed limit regime has been imposed on many Berlin streets. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

If you’re visiting Berlin and want to hear some really filthy German, I recommend taking a taxi ride from anywhere to anywhere. Within minutes the dr(...)

In urban areas transport-related emissions of nitrogen-dioxide arising from fossil-fuelled vehicles are close to the EU limit, and continue to pose the biggest threat as Ireland is often above the health-related and tighter WHO and EEA guidelines. Photograph: Getty Images

The burning of solid fuel for home heating across the country and emissions from transport in large urban areas are the main threats to good air quali(...)

Bremerhaven in Germany, Europe’s biggest port for car exports. According to eco-pressure group Transport & Environment, out of the top 50 selling cars just six received upgrades or replacements in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

Environmental campaigners are accusing car-makers of holding back newer, more efficient models in an effort to maximise the profits gained from older (...)

Firemen work on a forest fire after a wildfire took dozens of lives on June 19th. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal are battling to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 peopl(...)

Chase supporter Charlotte Cargin and her daughter Eliza protest outside a Bord Pleanála application for the Indaver incinerator. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The waste management company behind plans for a €160 million municipal waste incinerator for Cork Harbour have clashed with local environmentalists ov(...)

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