Ocean pollution getting worse - Urgent need to cut plastic usage

BACK in the day when everyone had an Uncle Dan with a farm, Dan and his peers’ working lives were changed utterly by dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane — or DDT as it was called at the creamery teach-ins. For years, it was used as an insecticide with abandon. Then its dark, dangerous side was discovered. For decades, we used asbestos in buildings, but then its dark, unsustainable side was uncovered. For years, we drove diesel cars for economic reasons and because we

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Nitrates directive derogation  - A very unwise capitulation

Our record on climate-change targets is so dismal that we must accept bad-neighbour accusations from societies that take environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve hardly met one and are unlikely to meet any in the immediate future. That same accusation applies to protecting water quality.

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Fighting climate change - Let’s make clean energy tax-free

The Canadian writer, Naomi Klein, has long-argued that climate change is a battle between capitalism and the planet.

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2018 is the year for protecting the planet, with or without the US

The ‘common approach’ of the Paris Agreement must have the same rules for the likes of China and India as it does for the EU, or else it will be weakened, writes John Light.

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World Bank to end financing of oil and gas projects in 2019

The World Bank’s president Jim Yong Kim has said the lender will stop financing oil and gas projects in two years.

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French President leads efforts to shore up ’fragile’ Paris Climate Accord

World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates have promised to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord.

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US federal court considers children’s climate change lawsuit against Trump administration

A US federal appeals court is weighing in on an unusual lawsuit by a group of young people who say Donald Trump’s administration is violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change.

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Ireland ranked worst in Europe when it comes to tackling climate change

The 2018 Climate Change Performance Index places Ireland 49th out of 59 countries.

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Citizens Assembly: 97% say climate change should be at centre of government policy

LATEST: The Citizens' Assembly has voted overwhelmingly in favour of Ireland taking measures to address climate change.

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Citizens Assembly meets to discuss how to tackle climate change

The Citizens Assembly has today been discussing Ireland's transport policy in relation to climate change.

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Citizen's Assembly hears how people can make their homes more energy efficient

Latest: A meeting of the Citizen's Assembly on climate change in Dublin is hearing how people can make their homes more energy efficient.

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Latest: Citizen's Assembly hears Ireland failing to reach targets on tackling climate change

Latest:Today's meeting of the Citizen's Assembly has heard Ireland is failing to reach its targets on tackling climate change.

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