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# biodiversity - Monday 22 February, 2021

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 73,834 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy finds biodiversity in a battle with some farming practices – and a low level of accountability demanded by the Department of Agriculture.

3,000 kilometres cut in three years: Ireland's hedgerow heritage at risk
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

3,000 kilometres cut in three years: Ireland's hedgerow heritage at risk

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 45,696 Views 60 Comments

Noteworthy discovers rich hedgerow resource cut back by local authorities during bird nesting season.

# biodiversity - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns

Nov 24th 2020, 10:33 AM 18,183 Views 9 Comments

The site is located opposite the former Tara Towers Hotel on the Merrion Road.

# biodiversity - Monday 26 October, 2020

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences

Oct 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 62,329 Views 26 Comments

We look at thousands of forestry applications and appeal decisions to reveal deep problems in the quality of environmental assessments.

# biodiversity - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity

Oct 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 65,696 Views 67 Comments

Analysis reveals licences for conifer plantations still being granted on biodiversity-rich areas and precious peat soils.

# biodiversity - Friday 31 July, 2020

Trinity College plants new wildflower meadow on College Green
# Flower Power
# Flower Power

Trinity College plants new wildflower meadow on College Green

Jul 31st 2020, 4:20 PM 24,609 Views 35 Comments

The lawn’s conversion to a wildflower meadow follows a survey of staff, students and the public earlier this year.

# biodiversity - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's national parks?
# Park Life
# Park Life

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's national parks?

May 23rd 2020, 10:00 PM 48,637 Views 21 Comments

Were you nurtured on our nature?

# biodiversity - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Build a bird bath or install a pond? This new free government guide will show how to promote wildlife in your garden
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Build a bird bath or install a pond? This new free government guide will show how to promote wildlife in your garden

May 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 38,693 Views 35 Comments

Dublin residents can order a hard copy of the guide from Dublin City Council, or view it online.

# biodiversity - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape

Apr 25th 2020, 12:30 PM 43,675 Views 61 Comments

The council said that many parks, and all playgrounds, are now chemical-free.

# biodiversity - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes
# New Pollinator Plan
# New Pollinator Plan

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

Jul 17th 2019, 3:59 PM 13,693 Views 42 Comments

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

# biodiversity - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet

May 12th 2019, 12:00 PM 9,483 Views 6 Comments

Following a UN report and Ireland’s declaration of a climate emergency, why is biodiversity crucial to the survival of our planet?

# biodiversity - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too

May 11th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,413 Views 97 Comments

A recent UN report has pointed to the huge threats to biodiversity across the globe.

# biodiversity - Friday 10 May, 2019

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?
# Emergency
# Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

May 10th 2019, 11:57 AM 19,550 Views 108 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

# biodiversity - Monday 6 May, 2019

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature
# Extinction
# Extinction

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature

May 6th 2019, 12:54 PM 24,978 Views 57 Comments

Over one million animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction.

# biodiversity - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban
# The Shellfish Gene
# The Shellfish Gene

Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban

Sep 11th 2014, 5:29 PM 12,394 Views 15 Comments

“An aggressive alien invasive species.”

# biodiversity - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines
# Rainforest
# Rainforest

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines

Sep 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 2,962 Views 15 Comments

The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.

# biodiversity - Monday 23 September, 2013

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:45 PM 5,748 Views 52 Comments

A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.

# biodiversity - Thursday 22 August, 2013

First 'Urban BioBlitz' to be held in Ireland tomorrow
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

First 'Urban BioBlitz' to be held in Ireland tomorrow

Aug 22nd 2013, 7:15 AM 4,935 Views 4 Comments

Notebooks at the ready, as people are encouraged to catalogue the wildlife species in Limerick city and surrounding areas, tomorrow and Saturday.

# biodiversity - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park?
# Landfill
# Landfill

Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park?

Sep 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 14,641 Views 24 Comments

Waterford has one, and Cork will have one soon: A former landfill that is now a huge park. But how do you turn a huge mound of rubbish into a green space?

# biodiversity - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe

Aug 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 26,371 Views 63 Comments

Just 10 per cent of Ireland’s land is now forest – one of the smallest in Europe proportionally – which experts say will have a substantial impact on biodiversity.

# biodiversity - Sunday 12 February, 2012

In pictures: Ireland's 'most unwanted' list of invasive species
# Invasive Species
# Invasive Species

In pictures: Ireland's 'most unwanted' list of invasive species

Feb 12th 2012, 8:30 AM 24,139 Views 28 Comments

But what should you do if you see any of them? Read on…

# biodiversity - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions

Oct 16th 2011, 10:00 AM 9,304 Views 23 Comments

Hundreds of turf cutters have stepped up their protesting this week. But what are they protesting about? We bring you both sides in this contentious issue.

# biodiversity - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:55 PM 1,302 Views 0 Comments

The first ever inventory of the country’s biodiversity shows that tens of thousands of different species exist in the country today – but not all of their futures are certain.