Climate change

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Anna Rafferty Lynam and Alex Shackleton, co-founders of Bélú, 'a kind of a mix between meal and less/reduce in Irish!'

Every year Irish households throw away an average of €700 in food waste. In volume terms that’s about one million tonnes. These figures come from Dubl(...)

Kate Keena (11) at the launch of Ireland’s first native woodlands strategy in Ballycoyle Woodlands, Glencree, Co Wicklow in 2016.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Are you off anywhere nice on your holidays? I am, and, as the date for departure from Dublin Airport creeps nearer, the excuses I’m making for taking (...)

Prof Desmond O’Neill says attention to hydration and making sure people have adequate access to proper drinking water needs to increase. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP

Temperature control for hospitals and nursing homes will become an urgent priority as temperatures increase due to climate change, a leading geriatric(...)

A thermometer showing over 40 degrees at the Volklingen Ironworks in Volklingen, Germany. Western Europe has been hit by another heatwave which is setting new temperature records. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland must be prepared for extreme heatwaves of the kind that recently swept across Europe, the head of the Climate Change Advisory Council has warn(...)

Extinction Rebellion Ireland held a silent vigil  on Grafton St, Dublin on July 19th, to remember the millions of climate victims worldwide.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Desperate times call for truly desperate measures. Deep in the Arctic Circle, wildfires are raging out of control. More than 1.6 million acres of Alas(...)

‘Reducing the Irish suckler herd will result in an increase in global emissions,’ says the IFA’s president. Photograph: Alan Betson

Calls to significantly reduce Ireland’s cattle herd in order to meet 2030 carbon reduction targets have been dismissed as “flawed logic” by farmers. (...)

People cool down along the canal de l’Ourcq in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

The Netherlands and Belgium recorded their highest ever temperatures as the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists t(...)

Minister for the Environment  Richard Bruton: ‘It will be about getting people to sign up to pledges for change’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton has signalled a new range of punitive measures for companies that fail to reduce plastic consumption, incl(...)

Victory Luke addressing the global IEA conference on energy efficiency in the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Karl Hussey

It is 2019. Our oceans are polluted and so is our air, we have more plastic than we know what to do with, and our planet is burning. Is this really th(...)

The west Offaly power station, in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, had sought permission to continue to burn peat past a December 2020 deadline until 2027, while it transitioned to rely on biomass fuel. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An ESB power plant in Co Offaly has been refused permission to redevelop in order to burn biomass rather than peat, in a decision by An Bord Pleanála (...)

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