Nasa detects new signs glaciers in East Antarctica are melting

The findings heighten fears that ice loss could lead to rising sea levels.

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Ranked 48 out of 56 on climate: Report puts us in a pariah category

Many years ago, when the full scale of the institutionalised child sexual abuse became apparent, we recoiled in horror and shame.

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Ireland worst performing European country at tackling climate change

Ireland is the worst performing country in the EU at tackling climate change, according to an international report.

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Ireland 'still rated as the worst-performing EU country' in tackling climate change

Ireland placed 48th out of the 56 countries ranked on the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI).

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Readers' Blog: Time is running out on climate change

Thanks to humankind the course of destruction of our environment has been set.

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Which European city hopes to plant three million new trees by 2030?

Environmental improvements have already been noted since the transformation started in the city.

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Climate change activists end occupation of government building

A group of activists has occupied the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin.

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Preparation and fair play essential to low-carbon economy

In Ireland, the Just Transition does not only apply to workers in fossil fuel industries such as peat, coal, or oil, says Sean Sherlock.

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Government will feel the heat if it fails to lead on climate change

Victoria White It was one of the turning points of our national relationship with climate change: Mary Daniels rang Liveline because she had booked to bring her grandchildren to meet Santie in Lapland this week and there was no snow.

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Ireland still off target despite slight fall in greenhouse gas emissions

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly last year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Trump says Macron decision on fuel price justifies his own actions on climate

The president said he would pull the US out of the Paris climate accord in 2017.

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Mary Robinson: David Attenborough's climate change speech 'has echoed around the world'

Climate change measures need to be thoughtful and inclusive, says former President Mary Robinson.

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World 'way off course' in tackling climate change, says UN Secretary General

The UN Secretary General says the world is "way off course" in tackling climate change.

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Hunger for change must put a greener diet on the menu

We must actively work to cut our consumption of meat if we are to win the battle against climate change, writes Riccardo Valentini

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Climate change may see rise in ticks

Richard Collins An outbreak of what seemed to be rheumatoid arthritis occurred in Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975. Dr Allen Steere of Yale Medical School identified it as a previously unknown ailment which he called “lyme arthritis”. About 65,000 Europeans fall victim to this disease each year, with fifty to a hundred cases occurring in Ireland.

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Madrid launches ban on most polluting cars

Petrol vehicles manufactured before 2000 and diesel ones registered prior to 2006 are banned from the area or will face a 90 euro fine.

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Thousands of Australian schoolchildren protest over climate change

Pupils have held co-ordinated rallies across 30 towns and cities.

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Fragile climate puts food security at risk – UN report

Humans have outstripped the planet’s carrying capacity in terms of land, water and climate change, the study claimed.

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Readers' Blog: We cannot keep waiting to act on environment

The recent revelation from the EPA in relation to ecoli in more than 51 water schemes serving more than 1m people comes as no surprise given the present state of water bodies.

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Poor air quality from burning fuels led to 1,100 premature deaths

Poor air quality from the burning of wood, coal and peat for home heating is responsible for more than 1,100 premature deaths in Ireland.

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Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reach new record highs

Without rapid cuts to emissions, climate change ‘will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth’, experts warn.

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Readers' blog: Open letter to industry: Sell us a supermarket sea change

A sperm whale found dead in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg of plastic waste in his stomach — including 115 plastic cups; four plastic bottles; 25 plastic bags; two flip-flops; a nylon sack and more than 1,000 other plastic pieces.

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India’s poor air quality is choking its people and its economy

Ozone-related deaths have risen by 150% since 1990, while premature deaths cost the equivalent of 7.6% of GDP, says Shashi Tharoor.

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David Attenborough to take ‘people’s seat’ at UN climate talks

The naturalist and TV presenter will give an address to governments based on thoughts on climate change gathered from people around the world.

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Taoiseach admits carbon taxes will rise, but not by €3,000 per household

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said ESRI predictions that households will have to pay carbon taxes amounting to €3,000 in future years were "way off the mark", but that a regime to increase such levies was needed.

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'Some people are playing a bigger part than others' - hauliers hit out at carbon tax deadline

The President of the Irish Road Haulage Association, Verona Murphy, has claimed it is outrageous that politicians are making policies on carbon tax when they do not know enough on the subject.

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Households could see bills rise by €3,000 if Govt fails to meet climate change targets

Households face a €3,000 carbon tax bill unless measures are brought in by the Government to tackle emissions and climate change.

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Ireland will miss EU emission targets for 2020, admits Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted Ireland will miss EU carbon emission reduction targets for 2020 and could face having to pay hundreds of millions of euro for credits.

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Bleak fate of Amazon in hands of Bolsonaro

Brazil’s far-right president has made bleak pledges to open the rainforest to further mining and to withdraw from world accords on the environment, writes Paulo Artaxo.

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Climate change activists arrested during London protest released

Protesters staged sit-ins on five bridges crossing the Thames.

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