The April figure for auto diesel of 139 million litres was the lowest monthly figure in the past 20 years, according to the study. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish greenhouse gas emissions reduced by an estimated 2.5 per cent between March and May as a result of the impact of the lockdown from the Covid-19 (...)

Don’t use oil spray, don’t leave a preheating pan unattended, don’t put it in the dishwasher... the list of don’ts associated with nonstick pans goes on and on. Photograph: RapidEye/iStock

A culinary bombshell landed in March when chef David Chang, owner of the Momofuku empire and host of the Netflix series Ugly Delicious, admitted on hi(...)

People in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, in May. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Significant differences in the amount of time spent outdoors by different socioeconomic groups during the Covid-19 lockdown have been identified in a (...)

New Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has been warned that “ill-informed concerns” and conspiracy theories may hamper the roll-out of 5G infrastr(...)

An illustration of how a ‘smart’ kitchen might work: 5G is expected to spur a rise in the number of connected devices in circulation. Photograph: iStock

A national working group on 5G should be established as a priority to ensure the State does not miss out on the significant economic opportunities ass(...)

A windfarm at Carnsore Point, Co Wexford. “If [climate] commitments are not specific, how can we know whether they have been kept or not? And if we don’t know that, the whole thing is a charade.” File photograph: Getty

So, Fine Gael fans were thrilled to discover, from a widely circulated picture of a half-naked Richard Bruton, that the former minister for communicat(...)

The EPA says waste collectors have a critical role in ensuring their customers segregate correctly and use the appropriate bin.

Ireland’s packaging recycling rates are going in the wrong direction, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. Recycling rates for packag(...)

Cattle graze with a burnt area in the background after a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil in 2019. Photograph: Joao Laet /AFP via Getty

August is dry season in Brazil and traditionally the month when recently-felled Amazon jungle goes up in flames. A year ago images of carbon-rich smo(...)

Rivers such as the Great Miami (pictured) which flows into the Ohio River are particularly susceptible to agricultural runoff.

With a flow rate 35-times the River Shannon’s, the Ohio River is one of America’s most important waterways. It flows for 1,579 kilometres from Pittsbu(...)

The Amazon rainforest on fire near  a  highway in Para state, Brazil. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

The year is 2035; location is The Hague in the Netherlands. Disgraced former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (80) is scheduled to appear before th(...)

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