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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(...)

 Norman Crowley from Crowley Carbon at his office at Powerscourt House: ‘Revolution is in the blood.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“We don’t f**k the customer.” The blunt sales message boldly adorns the wall of Norman Crowley’s second floor office, between two sash windows overloo(...)

Land cleared for crops at the border of indigenous land in the Brazilian Cerrado. Photograph: Larissa Rodrigues

A coalition of more than 600 scientists in the EU, and 300 Brazilian indigenous groups have accused the European Commission of contributing to widespr(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton  at a panel discussion on sustainability and climate change at the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union Annual Assembly at Liberty Hall. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has strongly rejected a contention by a student “climate striker” that the Government is not engaged on cli(...)

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness: Climate Action Network Europe’s “quirky labelling of individuals and parties is being used to paint some as climate saints and others as climate sinners”. Photograph: Tom Honan

Irish MEPs have been accused of “shocking apathy” towards EU climate actions following an analysis by an environmental group of voting patterns on maj(...)

An Air Corps helicopter drops water on a gorse fire in Co Donegal at the weekend. Photograph: Air Corps/Facebook

A radical transformation in how upland landscapes are managed is needed given the latest wild fires that devastated habitats across Ireland, according(...)

ESB power station at Shannonbridge. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A move by the ESB to combine peat with biomass at its West Offaly Power Station is “fundamentally misconceived”, according to environmental groups led(...)

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