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‘Sports nutrition’ drinks are usually made from whey, but there is a plant-based alternative. Photograph: iStock

I have been the person who gets up from chairs by pressing down hard with my hands. It gives me a zero on the chair stand test . This measures how man(...)

The first Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss, meeting at Dublin Castle, today. Photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

Only 10 per cent of the world’s land will be left in a “near natural state” by 2050 unless a different course is adopted, according to leading global (...)

Project manager Dr Derek Mc Loughlin with Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity Pippa Hackett and Minister Of State for Heritage Malcom Noonan athe the launch of Wild Atlantic Nature at Ballycroy National Park. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

A €21 million project to restore vast areas of blanket bog throughout northwest Ireland has been unveiled with farmers and communities set to play a l(...)

Brent Geese in flight at the Kilcoole Marshes, Wicklow. ‘We have a lot to be grateful for within our natural environment and this gratitude should propel action to help preserve and sustain these ecosystems.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 130 events will be staged across the country as part of National Biodiversity Week 2022, coinciding with “a crucial year for Irish biodiver(...)

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

Sandy beaches, wide open spaces and the constant drama of the ever-shifting coastal landscape has long drawn throngs to the world’s coastlines, both a(...)

  Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “There will be people coming to this kicking and screaming in terms of saying ‘your sector has to do this; your sector has to do that’.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Ireland is about to enter a challenging period as the Government applies greater urgency to climate action and the country comes to terms with demandi(...)

The most likely locations that will be affected by coastal flooding in Dublin’s central area close to the Liffey and at the estuary. Image: Cervest

A three-dimensional data visualisation indicates, in a “business as usual” climate scenario, more than 8,500 buildings in Dublin will be at risk of co(...)

The global supply of bananas is once again under threat, this time by disease. It is the most popular fruit in Ireland, with 4.5 million  bananas travelling through Cork every week.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

During a recent period of coronavirus self-isolation, I ordered an online grocery delivery. The supermarket website warned that, due to the ongoing co(...)

The purpose of O’Connor and Ryan’s play, Atop,  is not just to depict an imagined dreadful outlook that takes place on top of Liberty Hall, but to look to a stronger future. ‘A utopia, not a dystopia,’ as O’Connor puts it. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Alarm bells have been ringing for decades; reams of scientific evidence presented; eyewatering projections, statistical analyses and countless pages o(...)

Solar PV is expected to account for 60 per cent of global renewable power growth in 2022, followed by wind and hydropower. Photograph: iStock

New capacity for generating electricity from solar, wind and other renewables increased to a record level worldwide in 2021 – and will grow further th(...)

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