Jane Stout

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 There is certainly something comforting in the notion that nature can heal the wounds our culture has inflicted on our planetary life-support system. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The idea that “nature-based solutions” (NbS) can simultaneously address both the climate and biodiversity crises is a very attractive one; rich in win(...)

Natural capital is an economic metaphor for nature, a “concept that frames natural systems as stocks of assets that provide a flow of benefits to people”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new system for protecting key species and accounting for the value of nature in the vicinity of wind farms is to be rolled out across the country. (...)

 The European Commission undertook its initial review due to the loss of bee colonies from misuse of pesticides. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A European Court of Justice decision to uphold a ban on pesticides known to harm bees has been welcomed as an ongoing study seeks to measure their pre(...)

A bumblebee buzzes around in the warmth of the polytunnel, concentrating on a bed of overwintered broad beans.

At the first chill breaths from the Arctic, a solitary bumblebee was buzzing around in the warmth of the polytunnel, disdaining all escape through the(...)

The Great Yellow Bumblebee. Photograph: Dara Stanley

A new all-Ireland pollinator plan is encouraging more people to “pledge their garden for pollinators” and create “pitstops for hungry bees right acros(...)

Wild plants sustain all other biodiversity, as well as providing carbon sequestration and flood mitigation services, not to mention the joy (and health benefits) of wild flower and native woodland landscapes. Photograph: Fran Veale

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, just five years old, has been remarkably successful, especially given notorious failures, north and south of the Bord(...)

“Given that these compounds have been shown to have adverse effects on honey bees, wild bees and other organisms, their detection in honey is of concern....” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A high level of contamination of Irish honey by insecticides has been confirmed by researchers from Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin (...)

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan pictured at the North Bull Island, in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A strategic review of the role of National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) has been announced by the Government – in response to a key demand from(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

A pied wagtail pictured on the grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin.

It may have been home to every president since the foundation of the State but Áras an Uachtaráin is also where 800 different species of plant, animal(...)

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