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Animal manures produce about 99 per cent of ammonia emissions in agriculture. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish agriculture must immediately address a growing ammonia emissions problem, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned in its latest ana(...)

The notion of Gaia, or ‘Mother Earth’, taking steps  to preserve nature’s  equilibrium,  is not so fanciful, says Greek scholar  John Dillon. Photograph: Getty Images

There is no sign of religion disappearing but, in a more secular world with competing faiths and ideologies, it is an open question as to what god - i(...)

The State is facing a second hosepipe ban in the space of  two years. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

A second hosepipe ban in two years is likely, why is this happening? It is hard to reconcile that vast tracts of the country were subjected to extrem(...)

Irish consumers are “deeply confused” about the environmental impact of their motor vehicle and future purchasing options, and believe the Government’(...)

People on Portmarnock Beach, Dublin, last Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dublin had its sunniest month on record in May, with almost 300 hours of sunshine recorded, the national forecaster has said. In its monthly climate (...)

Leo Varadkar: told his party a deal on government formation unlikely to  happen this week. Photograph: Reuters/Lorraine O’Sullivan/File Photo

Reform of the carbon tax has become one of the sticking points in government formation talks, with the Green Party calling for people to be given dire(...)

The Edenderry peat-driven power station in Co Offaly. Bord na Móna announced in November that peat production at its plants in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, and Lanesborough, Co Longford would end by the end of 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scale of job losses already affecting the Midlands underlines the need for the Government to properly fund a “just transition” for the region as B(...)

‘There’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,’ US Democratic Party politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said.

Climate change is bringing about a radical realignment in our moral thinking. If we have just a few years to save the planet, then reducing carbon emi(...)

Climate action is not just one more item on the weekly shopping list. Rather, it affects all other crises: homelessness, housing, healthcare, economic reform. Photograph: iStock

Coronavirus haunts the waking hours of many. It raises huge existential questions about the death of loved ones without rituals, the sudden unemployme(...)

Roadside hedgerows cut back in Cloonfush outside Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph Emer Cosgrove.

A small group of neighbours living in a townland outside of Tuam, Co Galway, mounted a successful protest on Monday after Galway County Council worker(...)

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