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# climate-change - Friday 24 June, 2022

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# CLIMATE CRISIS
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Fri 3:55 PM 3,582 Views 2 Comments

European countries are seeking alternatives to Russian gas – and now some are looking towards coal.

# climate-change - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Tánaiste expects controversial €200m cheese plant to meet climate concerns as sod is turned
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Tánaiste expects controversial €200m cheese plant to meet climate concerns as sod is turned

Wed 4:32 PM 21,757 Views 15 Comments

The plant is expected to create 80 full-time jobs and take in milk from 4,500 farmers.

Europe heatwaves: Ireland unlikely to see 40+ degrees 'anytime soon', climate expert says
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Europe heatwaves: Ireland unlikely to see 40+ degrees 'anytime soon', climate expert says

Jun 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 29,213 Views 49 Comments
  • Countries like Spain and France have been experiencing a blistering June heatwave.
  • Heatwaves occurring earlier in the year can be expected with climate change.
  • But Ireland will not see the intense heat of 40+ degrees "anytime soon", an expert said.

# climate-change - Monday 20 June, 2022

Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess

Jun 20th 2022, 1:59 PM 9,851 Views 16 Comments

The legally binding limits will set out the total emissions allowed from different sectors such as electricity and agriculture.

# climate-change - Saturday 18 June, 2022

European countries prepare for blistering weekend heatwave
# June Heatwave
# June Heatwave

European countries prepare for blistering weekend heatwave

Jun 18th 2022, 9:18 AM 34,528 Views 23 Comments

Temperatures had already nudged over 40 degrees Celsius in parts of France yesterday.

# climate-change - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
# Scorching
# Scorching

Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months

Jun 15th 2022, 2:46 PM 24,110 Views 11 Comments

Temperature warnings are in place for most of the country with highs of more than 40 degrees, an unusual sight for June.

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now
# Climate Control
# Climate Control

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now

Jun 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 5,052 Views 5 Comments

The public is telling the media what it wants, writes Dr David Robbins, and that is trustworthy, engaging climate coverage.

# climate-change - Monday 13 June, 2022

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California

Jun 13th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,623 Views 4 Comments

The number of square miles burned so far this year is more than double the 10-year national average.

# climate-change - Monday 6 June, 2022

The Good Information Podcast: Climate change - are our targets even ambitious enough?
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Good Information Podcast: Climate change - are our targets even ambitious enough?

Jun 6th 2022, 4:34 PM 3,369 Views 2 Comments

It’s the issue of our time, and we almost certainly aren’t doing enough.

# climate-change - Friday 3 June, 2022

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing
# The Road To 2030
# The Road To 2030

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing

Jun 3rd 2022, 10:00 PM 11,769 Views 27 Comments

The sector must give more detail on how it will reduce methane emissions in particular, an EPA report said this week.

# climate-change - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Poll: Do you consider climate impact when booking holidays?
# SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
# SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Poll: Do you consider climate impact when booking holidays?

Jun 2nd 2022, 8:54 AM 24,430 Views 53 Comments

Tourism is responsible for a significant slice of global greenhouse gas emissions.

# climate-change - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 4:05 PM 12,347 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s overall emissions are estimated to have increased by 6% in 2021 after a drop in 2020.

# climate-change - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Cut in public transport fares likely to continue into next year, says Taoiseach
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Cut in public transport fares likely to continue into next year, says Taoiseach

May 29th 2022, 8:30 PM 13,494 Views 27 Comments

Micheal Martin, speaking as he visited Irish troops in Lebanon, indicated transport costs would form a key part of the priorities for the next Budget.

# climate-change - Saturday 28 May, 2022

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland
# Impact
# Impact

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland

May 28th 2022, 1:00 PM 6,454 Views 1 Comment

Ireland has been shielded so far from the worst effects of the climate crisis, but there are still warning signs ahead.

Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine
# World Hunger Day
# World Hunger Day

Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine

May 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,888 Views 1 Comment

Plan International Ireland’s Dualta Roughneen highlights the effects of food shortages on the most vulnerable in Africa.

# climate-change - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Two million stranded as worst floods in decades hit Bangladesh's northeast
# Bangladesh Flooding
# Bangladesh Flooding

Two million stranded as worst floods in decades hit Bangladesh's northeast

May 21st 2022, 2:33 PM 10,531 Views 1 Comment

At least 10 people have been killed this week.

# climate-change - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
# Travel
# Travel

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

May 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,457 Views 25 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.

# climate-change - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns
# Sea Levels
# Sea Levels

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns

May 18th 2022, 10:15 AM 6,216 Views 18 Comments

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year.

# climate-change - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert
# Down Under
# Down Under

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert

May 17th 2022, 6:45 AM 7,598 Views 24 Comments

No sector can yet say it is doing enough to fight the climate crisis, according to a climate ambassador.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
# Hunger
# Hunger

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

May 17th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,953 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

# climate-change - Friday 13 May, 2022

Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave

May 13th 2022, 4:57 PM 13,683 Views 18 Comments

“It’s like fire burning all around,” said labourer Shafi Mohammad, who is from a village where residents struggle to find drinking water.

# climate-change - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation
# In The Heat Of It
# In The Heat Of It

Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation

May 11th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,294 Views 31 Comments

The extended hot and dry weather has consequences for water shortages, energy supply, and air quality.

# climate-change - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late
# Opinion
# Opinion

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late

May 10th 2022, 10:30 PM 24,392 Views 104 Comments

The environmental campaigner says none of the main political parties have the slightest appetite to push through measures that are unpopular with the public or resisted by lobbyists.

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns

Updated May 10th 2022, 2:54 PM 9,983 Views 45 Comments

The World Meteorological Organization said there is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record.

# climate-change - Thursday 5 May, 2022

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
# Social Media
# Social Media

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion

May 5th 2022, 1:55 PM 18,163 Views 52 Comments

Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.

# climate-change - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump

May 4th 2022, 2:56 PM 6,837 Views 12 Comments

As restrictions lifted in 2021, energy use and related emissions moved in the opposite direction of climate goals.

# climate-change - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal

May 3rd 2022, 10:24 PM 7,619 Views 5 Comments

The activists demand that the British Government ends new oil and gas projects in the UK.

# climate-change - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows
# Research
# Research

Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows

Apr 28th 2022, 2:31 PM 17,524 Views 29 Comments

The research was led by the Hamilton Institute and ICARUS Climate Research Centre at Maynooth University.

# climate-change - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears
# Climate
# Climate

Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears

Apr 26th 2022, 9:11 PM 17,033 Views 25 Comments

The amount of carbon emitted during construction will continue to increase to meet the homes target in the Housing For All plan.

# climate-change - Friday 22 April, 2022

Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science
# Earth Day
# Earth Day

Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:55 PM 10,997 Views 40 Comments

“Now more than ever, meaningful climate action, from all of us, is critical,” Twitter global sustainability manager Casey Junod said.

# climate-change - Monday 18 April, 2022

'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'
# Climate Misinformation
# Climate Misinformation

'Some narratives have been crafted by PR professionals in the US, pushed by vested interests'

Apr 18th 2022, 10:00 PM 17,949 Views 29 Comments

Research has found that climate misinformation is usually produced by well-resourced organisations rather than at grassroots level.

# climate-change - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,506 Views 112 Comments

Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.

New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'

Apr 13th 2022, 12:56 PM 14,294 Views 38 Comments

Reduced VAT, extra fuel allowance, and €20 million towards solar panels for households with medical equipment are among the new measures.

Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says
# Fuel Poverty
# Fuel Poverty

Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says

Apr 13th 2022, 12:13 PM 6,267 Views 6 Comments

A letter from the Climate Change Advisory Council said the war in Ukraine and energy crisis “further emphasises” the need to cut fossil fuel reliance.

# climate-change - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges
# Climate
# Climate

NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges

Apr 12th 2022, 7:25 AM 5,938 Views 14 Comments

It also calls for more investment in an all-island energy network and as more co-operation on tourism.

# climate-change - Thursday 7 April, 2022

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
# Climate
# Climate

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil

Apr 7th 2022, 9:26 AM 12,454 Views 42 Comments

A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.

# climate-change - Monday 4 April, 2022

'We're at a crossroads': Major UN climate report charts pathways to save the planet
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'We're at a crossroads': Major UN climate report charts pathways to save the planet

Apr 4th 2022, 4:02 PM 19,965 Views 63 Comments
  • The latest IPCC report says removing fossil fuel subsidies would reduce emissions and benefit the environment.
  • The important report outlines the measures still open to countries to stop the climate crisis from destroying our planet.
  • IPCC chair Dr Hoesung Lee said: “We have the tools and know-how required to limit warming."
UN report to lay out the last-ditch choices still open to the world to stop the climate crisis
# Not Too Late
# Not Too Late

UN report to lay out the last-ditch choices still open to the world to stop the climate crisis

Apr 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,337 Views 9 Comments

The latest IPCC report will likely emphasise the impetus on the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions to save the planet.

# climate-change - Saturday 2 April, 2022

More than 80 arrested in Essex as climate change protests continue
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

More than 80 arrested in Essex as climate change protests continue

Apr 2nd 2022, 8:15 PM 10,638 Views 6 Comments

Police said arrests were made for a variety of offences.

# climate-change - Saturday 26 March, 2022

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,793 Views 9 Comments

Paul Handrick has some helpful advice for keeping queen bumblebees alive if you see them in trouble.

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