Environment: A plastics plague

The evidence showing the extent to which plastics are persisting in the environment has become overwhelming. That includes indications from Irish rese(...)

Microplastics found in Irish marine sediments. Let: A frayed and tangled fibre from Galway Bay’s North Sound. Right: A heavily biofouled transparent fibre from the Aran Grounds. Photograph: Martin et al

A increase in microplastic contamination along the seabed off the west of Ireland may have potential “detrimental repercussions” for the Gaway Bay pra(...)

The Maharees dune complex in  Co Kerry, which has been retreating due to  coastal erosion. Photograph: NUI Galway

The ability to predict and manage extreme weather events such as destructive storms and widespread flooding caused by global warming is not what it sh(...)