Philip O’Brien, emissions mitigation specialist with the EPA, told the conference that agriculture emissions have decreased since 1990, from 37 per cent to 33 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Universal consumption-based carbon taxes would be much more successful in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, according to UCD economist Colm Mc(...)

Dr Nicholas Payne atttaches a bio-logging device to a tiger shark in waters off the Bahamas.

The mysterious lifestyle of tiger sharks, who are notoriously difficult to study in their natural environment, has been revealed through the use of in(...)

East Mayo Anglers’ Association vice chairman Mick Kane with River Moy 13lb springer caught on club water last week.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced a new funding call for three schemes during 2019 aimed at conservation and development projects nationwid(...)

A three dimensional image that helps to visualise the developing baby’s bones and joints. Image via TCD

Irish scientists have discovered why and how the movement of a baby in the womb is critical to developing strong bones and joints. A team at Trinity(...)

’Mucky Jack’ is released back into the wilds of Co Wicklow, part of a study that shows some male badgers are ‘”super-rangers” and may help spread  bovine tuberculosis.

Irish scientists have observed a pattern of “super-ranging” behaviour in badgers who venture far beyond their normal territories, which may be contrib(...)

Resolution fulfilled: A 3-D image of the hole in the ozone layer high above Antarctica. Collective human effort through the banning of chlorofluorocarbons helped fill in the hole. Image: Nasa

So come on, who out there has made new year resolutions for self-improvement? Going to the gym, eating more veg, drinking less, less stress at work? S(...)

A large boulder deposited at Annagh Head in Co Mayo.

Spectacular boulder deposits on the Co Mayo coast and parts of the western seaboard were caused by ferocious Atlantic storms - and not an unknown tsun(...)

A mobile green haven in London

How 21st-century cities can support and benefit from nature is the focus of a new €12 million pan-European research project, which is co-ordinated by (...)

Science can make for a fascinating career in research, but for others a degree in science opens lots of doors in pursuing other careers

I’m often asked by science students for career advice. But really, is this a good idea? After all, here’s a woman who went to university when she was (...)

A Greenpeace supporter wearing protective clothing protests against bee-killer pesticides in front of the building of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture in Budapest on July 11th. Photograph:  Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Everybody loves a bargain. It’s true. We want that buzz of “value” – the lowest price, the buy-one-get-one-free, the 50 per cent off discount – that m(...)

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