If confirmed by the Senate,  Michael Regan would become the first black person to run the EPA. Photograph: NYT

US president-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Michael Regan, North Carolina’s top environmental regulator, to head the country’s Environmental Protec(...)

A group of paddle boarders imbued with the Christmas festive spirit on the River Liffey in Dublin.  Photograph: Tom Honan

For 10,000 years, human have used and abused Irish rivers. They need to be cared for if they are to recover from the worst effects of human interventi(...)

“We have to rethink the idea of waste and treat it as a resource and a new form of value,” says Dr Geraldine Brennan, circular economy lead with IMR. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Technology centre Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), backed by Enterprise Ireland, is working with companies to help them transition to a circular ec(...)

Use natural, festive greenery to decorate gifts instead of traditional plastic bows and ribbons.

Aside from the obvious, this Christmas will be different for many of us. We’re buying smarter and spending money with more purpose, keeping the enviro(...)

While the EPA continues to warn us on our wastefulness, Bord Bia is suggesting that since Covid, there is a greater awareness and conscientiousness among shoppers about food waste and its impact on the environment. File photograph: iStock

Almost as soon as the pandemic hit early this year, businesses, researchers, governments and individuals all over the world started trying to figure o(...)

Food waste sent to landfill does not harmlessly break down but instead releases methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Photograph: iStock

If someone were to offer you €1,000 a year for nothing, you’d snatch their hand off. Instead you’re likely putting your hand in your pocket and throwi(...)

Residents are concerned about potential damage to the health of people living in the area near the plant and the environment, and have held a number of protest marches in recent years. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

There is no link between proximity to the Irish Cement plant in Limerick and the high rate of respiratory deaths in the city, the State’s health watch(...)

“Unfortunately the situation is probably being exacerbated by Level 5 restrictions, where more people are staying at home burning wood, coal and peat.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan has said that the alarmingly high levels of air pollution in Dublin last weekend highlighted the need to tackle(...)

It is easy to grow your own salads in a window box at home. Photograph: iStock

No more black salad mulch in the fridge drawer when you compost and grow your own Back in the day when they were able to have visitors over, Íde M(...)

Irish households produce over 250,000 tonnes of food waste per year. Photograph: iStock

People’s inability to properly police what is in their fridge is costing households as much as €700 a year and contributing to the climate catastrophe(...)

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