Pete Smith

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A completely plant-based, vegan diet is the most carbon friendly way of eating. File photograph:  Getty

One of the biggest issues emerging from the report published by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is farming and food. The I(...)

 Greenpeace activists hold a banner in front of the UN before a news conference on the Special Report on Climate Change and Land  in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph08 August 2019. Photograph: EPA

Eating less meat and reducing food waste is an effective method to reduce global warming, according to the UN. In the latest report from the Intergov(...)

A combine harvests wheat in Corn, Oklahoma. File photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

The combination of accelerating climate shocks, land abuses and over exploitation of water resources, which is occurring at “unprecedented rates” acro(...)

Mat Donovan leads his Knocknagow team in a game of hurling in the earliest surviving footage of hurling on film (Knocknagow, Film Company of Ireland, 1918)

The GAA moved from fearing to embracing television without thinking twice about it. The only note of contention is when that transformation occurred. (...)

A cow with methane-collection equipment on her back. Grass is a cheap way to feed cows, but as  methanogens break  down grass in the stomach they  produce methane,  a potent greenhouse gas Photograph:   Rachel Doyle

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted to the European Parliament in January what climate activists have long known: Ireland’s performance on climate change (...)

David Farrell’s Clare, from An Archaelogy of the Present, part of the exhibition Uncertain State at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin

These days, everyone is a photographer. Digital imaging technology, the internet and social media have hyper-accelerated a tendency towards convenienc(...)