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The most welcome aspect of the Government’s White Paper Ireland’s Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future 2015-2030 is that it sets any targets at al(...)

EPA director general  Laura Burke:    “We must implement appropriate measures across all of society and the economy to break the link between prosperity and pollution.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A very mild winter was a significant factor in the slight decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in 2014, according to figures from the Environmental P(...)

Lake Malawi’s water levels are at a ten-year low, forcing hydro power stations to operate below capacity, causing power cuts and pumped water shortage(...)

Buildings in Beijing, China, shrouded in smog: China faces a huge air quality crisis, brought on largely by coal-burning, which makes it far more willing to wean itself from the worst form of fossil fuel consumption. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Did the Paris climate accord save civilisation? Maybe. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it’s actually the best climate news we’ve ha(...)

Solar farms might become part of the landscape in the southern half of the country in the next decades as part of a policy to cut down reliance on fo(...)

Tommy Moyles: reckons it is a time for “cool heads” in agriculture on the climate change debate.

As he walks his land overlooking the sea at Ardfield near Clonakilty in Co Cork, Tommy Moyles speaks about seeing a peregrine falcon in full dive aft(...)

‘Our wind farm will exploit the free wind and the Karoo’s wide open spaces, where some agricultural farms are bigger than Irish counties.’

While Ireland is battling against floods, here in Noupoort, in the Northern Cape of South Africa, we are keeping fingers crossed for even a sprinkling(...)

Climate activists demonstrate with red umbrellas in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/PA

We will never know how many people would have participated in the great march for the climate on November 30th, the day the COP21 conference started, (...)

Army personnel and locals work in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, to hold back rapidly rising waters in the wake of Storm Desmond. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

As I write, the clean-up from Storm Desmond has just begun. There is extensive flooding locally. The west of Ireland bore the brunt of the storm, as (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: “The next generation would not forgive us if this deal was not done.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said the Paris agreement on global climate change represented a “truly multilateral response to one of th(...)

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