Climate change

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Beach pollution at Kuta beach, Bali. Photograph: Maxim Blinkov/Shutterstock

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history “with grave impacts on people around the world now likely”, according to the most(...)

Climate change is contributing to the unprecedented decline of wild salmon in Irish rivers. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the quagmire of Brexit there is little to commend the UK government’s approach. This is in stark contrast with its clarity and leadership on climat(...)

Claire Daly: ‘We cannot have unfettered aviation development in Dublin.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

The expansion of Dublin airport and cheap European flights were criticised at a public debate on climate issues with European Parliament candidates. (...)

Aerial view of the Iriri River in the  Amazon Rainforest.   Brazil is home to more than half of the world’s plant and animal species. Photograph:  Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty

The destruction of nature threatens humanity at least as much as human-induced climate change, a global report on species loss will warn on Monday. C(...)

“The emergency is clear – we are destroying our children’s future, their natural ecosystem, their climate, their mental wellbeing and their quality of life.” Photograph: Getty Images

Wicklow County Council has become the first local authority in Ireland to declare “a biodiversity and climate-change emergency”, recognising the need (...)

The Bord na Móna case would be watched closely by workers and communities elsewhere – such as Moneypoint where the ESB has a large power station – and serve as a litmus test for how Ireland manages the transition and ensures decent jobs.

The Government and Bord na Móna have been criticised for failing to genuinely pursue a “just transition” to a decarbonised economy, especially when a (...)

Numbers of wild salmon in Ireland peaked in the mid-1970s, when about 1.7 million returned. Today returns are estimated at some 200,000. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Ireland is experiencing a parallel decline in wild salmon as Scotland, where numbers caught are at their lowest since records were first compiled, acc(...)

Marine survival peaked in or around 1986, with approximately 31 of every 100 salmon which set out on the perilous journey from an Irish river to the Atlantic. File photograph: Getty

Ireland is experiencing a parallel decline in wild salmon as Scotland where numbers caught are at their lowest since records were first compiled, acco(...)

A salp which is a jellyfish-like species known as zooplankton that brings carbon dioxide to the ocean floor where it is stored. Photograph: Ken O’Sullivan/Sea Fever Productions

Microscopic pieces of plastic consumed by plankton in the world’s oceans could be affecting the marine organisms’ ability to capture carbon dioxide, I(...)

83 per cent believe sustainability is a global issue needing to be addressed while 51 per cent choose products based on whether they are sustainable.

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

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