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(...)

Flooding in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Ophelia in October 2017. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There has been a large rise in sea levels around Ireland in recent decades, and the trend is going to accelerate over the next century. This will test(...)

Met Éireann has said we could experience wetter winters in the future.  Photograph: PA

We could be experiencing drier summers and wetter winters in the future, Ray McGrath, Met Éireann’s head of research and applications, told a Teagasc (...)

The EU will join the US and China in backing proposals to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – a “super greenhouse gas” used for air-conditioning and(...)