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At least 50 per cent of Ireland’s offshore waters should be designated as  marine conservation areas where fishing would be prohibited. Photograph: Reuters

The Living Planet Report 2018 reported that there has been an astonishingly steep fall of 60 per cent in biodiversity across the globe over the last 4(...)

Schoolgirl Greta Thunberg (centre) during a demonstration calling for climate action  in Stockholm last Friday.  Photograph: Elisabeth Ubbe/New York Times

Adults are not in control of the global response to climate change, and this has led to widespread protests by young people throughout the world, acco(...)

Former president Mary Robinson: ‘This is really very serious and we don’t have much time.’ Photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

Former president Mary Robinson has signalled support for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s tentative approach to imposing a carbon tax that would mean a “carbo(...)

Climate change: it’s tough on polar bears, but we tell ourselves we can do without them. Photograph: GR/Getty

Crying wolf is a risky strategy, even when the wolf is, quite demonstrably, at the door. People may still say you are imagining the wolf, or that it h(...)

Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A High Court judge has ordered the developers of a €500 million liquefied natural gas processing terminal in the Shannon estuary not to begin construc(...)

A report by Cambridge Econometrics and Eurofound’s European Jobs Monitor concludes implementing the Paris Climate Change agreement  will result in 1.1 per cent growth in GDP and 0.5 per cent growth in employment. Photograph: iStock

Fully implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change would boost job creation and economic growth in the EU, according to a report published on Tu(...)

Campaigners stage a mass “die-in” in Dublin city centre on Sunday, urging the Government to take urgent action to prevent climate breakdown.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action has held a series of public hearings on how Ireland’s carbon emissions can be reduced. It has gathered advi(...)

The number of days with heavy rainfall and the number of extreme flooding events has risen in the past decade. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff

Local authorities in Dublin have jointly unveiled extensive climate action plans, which include a move to reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 20(...)

Clare Bailey: ‘The effects of climate breakdown know no national boundaries and do not recognise lines drawn on a map.’ File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA File photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Climate “breakdown” rather than Brexit is the defining issue of our time, the leader of the Green party in Northern Ireland Clare Bailey has told her (...)

A gilets jaunes protest in Paris. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

There is a cross-party “spirit of collaboration” within the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change, according to its chairwoman, Hildegarde Naughton. (...)

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