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Dublin: 6 °C Friday 22 November, 2019

#Climate Change

# climate-change - Yesterday’s News

Coldplay won't tour their new album until concerts become 'environmentally beneficial'

The band’s last tour grossed an estimated €450 million in ticket sales.

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

# climate-change - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

# climate-change - Saturday 16 November, 2019

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases

The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.

# climate-change - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

# climate-change - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

# climate-change - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

# climate-change - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

# climate-change - Saturday 9 November, 2019

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens GIY

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens

Growing your own food could be even more important in the future, writes Michael Kelly.

# climate-change - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.

Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

# climate-change - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

The agreement set goals of preventing another 0.5C to 1C of warming from current levels.

# climate-change - Monday 4 November, 2019

What is the Shannon LNG terminal and why have Cher and Mark Ruffalo called on Leo Varadkar not to back it?

The project has been the focus of environmental campaigners in recent months.

# climate-change - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces

The UK government’s new stance on the issue follows that of both Labour and Liberal Democrats.

# climate-change - Friday 1 November, 2019

Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved

COP25 was meant to take place in Chile but is now due to be held in Spain.

'It's already the case that fracked gas is coming into Ireland from the UK' says Taoiseach

Varadkar said Ireland’s first LNG terminal in the Shannon estuary in north Kerry could be the answer to Ireland’s energy security.

# climate-change - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

# climate-change - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today

It is part of a wider overhaul of climate action measures within the Climate Action Plan.

# climate-change - Thursday 24 October, 2019

RTÉ is drafting models, influencers and a veteran weatherman for week of climate crisis content

RTÉ On Climate will see content across tv, radio and online on the global climate crisis.

# climate-change - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# climate-change - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

# climate-change - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.

# climate-change - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Wales and Scotland have made this change, should we?

# climate-change - Friday 11 October, 2019

London Police say more than 1,112 arrested in climate change protests

This morning protesters blockaded the BBC’s central London headquarters.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers

The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.

# climate-change - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Arrests as Extinction Rebellion activists target London’s City Airport

A man grounded a Dublin-bound flight this morning after disrupting passengers.

Cyclists blocking traffic in Dublin city as part of climate change protest

The demonstration has been organised in support of Extinction Rebellion.

# climate-change - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas

The demonstration is part of a week-long climate change protest by the group.

# climate-change - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

Extinction Rebellion protesters moved by gardaí during sit-in outside Dáil

The demonstration is part of a week-long protest by the group.

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced an increase in the carbon tax of €6 per tonne.

Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020

Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.

# climate-change - Monday 7 October, 2019

'We're not going to stop': Extinction Rebellion activists begin week-long protest

Thousands of people joined the protest, before activists made camp in Merrion Square.

Poll: Do you support this week's Extinction Rebellion protests? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support this week's Extinction Rebellion protests?

Organisers of the protest will gather outside the Dáil at 12pm today.

# climate-change - Friday 4 October, 2019

'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin

Protesters are planning to block roads and cause disruption around the capital next week.

# climate-change - Thursday 3 October, 2019

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

# climate-change - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

# climate-change - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Losing Alaska: Irish documentary visits Alaskan town that's about to fall into the sea

The director of the film, Tom Burke, talks to us about making it.

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