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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# climate-crisis - Sunday 25 September, 2022

'It's hard to imagine the future': The Ploughing, the climate crisis, and the writing on the wall
# Ratheniska
# Ratheniska

'It's hard to imagine the future': The Ploughing, the climate crisis, and the writing on the wall

Sun 12:05 AM 23,136 Views 11 Comments

Climate and sustainability took on a new focus at the Ploughing this year, but there’s still a long way to go.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 15 September, 2022

Poll: Are you climate-conscious when you shop for clothes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you climate-conscious when you shop for clothes?

Sep 15th 2022, 11:08 AM 14,123 Views 12 Comments

Does the environment enter your thoughts when you’re browsing in stores?

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Any sector could be asked to cut emissions further to absorb unallocated reductions - minister
# Sectoral Ceilings
# Sectoral Ceilings

Any sector could be asked to cut emissions further to absorb unallocated reductions - minister

Sep 13th 2022, 4:22 PM 11,698 Views 20 Comments

No sector has yet been responsible for a total of 5.25 megatonnes of emissions.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 10 September, 2022

Most energy suppliers are still not paying households for solar power despite August promise
# Solar Setback
# Solar Setback

Most energy suppliers are still not paying households for solar power despite August promise

Sep 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,270 Views 35 Comments
  • Microgenerators are supposed to be able to sell back any surplus power they produce to their energy supplier.
  • Only one supplier could confirm that it started to pay microgenerators before 31 August in line with an assurance by the national energy regulator.
  • At least eight had not yet commenced payment, Lauren Boland reports.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 12:09 PM 14,261 Views 0 Comments

An Irish diplomatic team has visited the Horn of Africa as the State is due to announce further funding to avert a famine.

Top climate panel tells government how to weather energy crisis
# Take It By Storm
# Take It By Storm

Top climate panel tells government how to weather energy crisis

Sep 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,887 Views 51 Comments
  • The Climate Change Advisory Council says crucial actions to combat the climate crisis are not happening quickly enough.
  • In its annual report, it tells the government how to power through the current energy crisis, Lauren Boland reports.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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# Temperature Check
# Temperature Check

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Updated Aug 31st 2022, 11:40 AM 20,891 Views 3 Comments

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# climate-crisis - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Leaves fall early in UK after heatwave as experts warn of Ireland's vulnerability
# Climate
# Climate

Leaves fall early in UK after heatwave as experts warn of Ireland's vulnerability

Aug 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 63,729 Views 29 Comments

The Devon Wildlife Trust said it has observed signs of ‘false autumn’ at 60 nature reserves.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Inaugural flight takes off from Dublin Airport's new €320m North Runway
# On A Jetplane
# On A Jetplane

Inaugural flight takes off from Dublin Airport's new €320m North Runway

Updated Aug 24th 2022, 12:14 PM 50,010 Views 98 Comments

The new North Runway is 3.1 kilometres in length and is located 1.69km north of the current main runway at the airport.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 21 August, 2022

Opinion: Climate transition must happen - it's up to us whether by design or by disaster
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Climate transition must happen - it's up to us whether by design or by disaster

Aug 21st 2022, 8:30 PM 15,754 Views 63 Comments

Climate expert Ali Sheridan says we must call out obstacles to climate action – the misinformation, the lobbying, the delay tactics, the whataboutery.

China plans to use chemicals to generate rain and save harvest
# Drought
# Drought

China plans to use chemicals to generate rain and save harvest

Aug 21st 2022, 8:45 AM 29,598 Views 32 Comments

Parts of the country are enduring a record-breaking drought.

# climate-crisis - Friday 19 August, 2022

Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Aug 19th 2022, 4:06 PM 35,025 Views 13 Comments

Two Facebook posts said cows are “not the problem” compared to emitting activities like flying.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

New development plan for 'urban quarter' in West Dublin
# Climate
# Climate

New development plan for 'urban quarter' in West Dublin

Aug 17th 2022, 10:54 AM 27,765 Views 24 Comments

The neighbourhoods in the plan would follow the 15-minute city concept.

US President Biden signs landmark climate and healthcare bill into law
# New Legislation
# New Legislation

US President Biden signs landmark climate and healthcare bill into law

Aug 17th 2022, 7:09 AM 12,809 Views 21 Comments

The measure is paid for by new taxes on large companies and stepped-up IRS enforcement of wealthy individuals and entities.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 14 August, 2022

Spain wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate as land destroyed
# European Heatwave
# European Heatwave

Spain wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate as land destroyed

Updated Aug 14th 2022, 7:21 PM 37,736 Views 4 Comments

The fire was raging in the Aragon region where around 300 firefighters are trying to contain the blaze.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Debunked: It is misleading to claim that 30-degree heat is 'normal' during an Irish summer
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: It is misleading to claim that 30-degree heat is 'normal' during an Irish summer

Aug 13th 2022, 1:00 PM 27,294 Views 0 Comments

Social media users suggest that climate change has been exaggerated in recent weather reports.

Government urged to hasten payments for surplus solar power ahead of feared energy shortages
# Selling Solar
# Selling Solar

Government urged to hasten payments for surplus solar power ahead of feared energy shortages

Aug 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,512 Views 42 Comments
  • Homes, farms and businesses will soon be able to sell surplus renewable energy back to the grid but have been waiting months for details.
  • Industry experts and Opposition politicians have said that the scheme should have been rolled out quickly and widely.
  • Most energy suppliers have not yet started payments but are planning to do so in the coming weeks and months, Lauren Boland reports.

# climate-crisis - Friday 12 August, 2022

Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years
# No Rain
# No Rain

Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years

Aug 12th 2022, 1:46 PM 11,983 Views 7 Comments

The change could lead to more measures such as hosepipe bans.

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities

Aug 12th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,455 Views 31 Comments
  • Irish buildings and homes are generally built to hold in heat rather than stay well ventilated and cool in the summer.
  • This is increasingly becoming a problem as temperatures rise.
  • UCD planning professor says more emphasis should be put on adapting buildings to deal with higher heat.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Status Yellow: Warning for hot weekend as Carlow temperature tops 30 degrees
# High Heat
# High Heat

Status Yellow: Warning for hot weekend as Carlow temperature tops 30 degrees

Aug 11th 2022, 9:38 PM 108,477 Views 61 Comments

The high temperature warning will be in place for Leinster and Munster until 6am on Sunday.

# climate-crisis - Monday 8 August, 2022

Temperatures to stay in the 20s for most of this week ahead of possible heatwave
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Temperatures to stay in the 20s for most of this week ahead of possible heatwave

Aug 8th 2022, 9:37 AM 21,483 Views 9 Comments

Met Éireann said this week will be sunny and dry for the most part across the country.

US Senate passes key legislation aimed at tackling climate change
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

US Senate passes key legislation aimed at tackling climate change

Aug 8th 2022, 7:22 AM 7,006 Views 2 Comments

US Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote after an all-night session.

Wind energy has provided 34% of Ireland’s power this year
# Renewables
# Renewables

Wind energy has provided 34% of Ireland’s power this year

Aug 8th 2022, 7:07 AM 22,459 Views 52 Comments

July saw a two-fold increase in demand met by wind compared with the same period last year.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 6 August, 2022

'Singing from the same climate hymn sheet': Met Éireann to level playing field of Irish data
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

'Singing from the same climate hymn sheet': Met Éireann to level playing field of Irish data

Aug 6th 2022, 9:00 AM 19,749 Views 13 Comments

A new project is trying to bring existing work on climate data by other organisations under one roof.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Taoiseach says Government will consider windfall tax on energy companies in Budget
# One Off Tax
# One Off Tax

Taoiseach says Government will consider windfall tax on energy companies in Budget

Aug 4th 2022, 10:00 PM 24,254 Views 42 Comments

Energy prices have soared for households in recent months.

Australia to block development of coal mine to protect Great Barrier Reef
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Australia to block development of coal mine to protect Great Barrier Reef

Aug 4th 2022, 1:20 PM 13,134 Views 4 Comments

The Australian Greens party welcomed the news and urged the environment minister to reject another 26 planned coal mines.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Netherlands declares official water shortage as extreme heat imperils Europe's crops
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Netherlands declares official water shortage as extreme heat imperils Europe's crops

Aug 3rd 2022, 4:24 PM 16,106 Views 16 Comments

Fears are growing in Europe that extreme drought driven by climate change in the continent’s breadbasket nations will dent stable crop yields.

# climate-crisis - Monday 1 August, 2022

Why heatwaves hit harder in cities - and how to combat rising temperatures
# Urban Heat Islands
# Urban Heat Islands

Why heatwaves hit harder in cities - and how to combat rising temperatures

Aug 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 27,176 Views 27 Comments

Ireland’s ageing and increasingly urban population means more people will be at risk from heat in the years ahead.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Death toll from Kentucky floods rises to 25, with more fatalities expected
# United States
# United States

Death toll from Kentucky floods rises to 25, with more fatalities expected

Updated Jul 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 16,028 Views 5 Comments

Torrential rain earlier this week caused unprecedented flash flooding in the east of the state.

# climate-crisis - Friday 29 July, 2022

Greenwashing would be 'worst sin' and 'biggest risk' to Irish agriculture, says Eamon Ryan
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Greenwashing would be 'worst sin' and 'biggest risk' to Irish agriculture, says Eamon Ryan

Jul 29th 2022, 2:04 PM 17,749 Views 29 Comments

After long discussions, the government agreed yesterday 25% reduction in agriculture emissions by 2030.

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme
# Transport
# Transport

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme

Jul 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,732 Views 57 Comments

The scheme was first announced in 2019.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 28 July, 2022

NGOs alarmed as Earth hits annual 'overshoot day'
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

NGOs alarmed as Earth hits annual 'overshoot day'

Jul 28th 2022, 8:45 AM 22,933 Views 38 Comments

The date marks a tipping point when people have used up “all that ecosystems can regenerate in one year”.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

'We're still working on it': Cabinet ends without agreement on agriculture emissions target
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'We're still working on it': Cabinet ends without agreement on agriculture emissions target

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 8:37 PM 43,337 Views 133 Comments

Negotiations between the two departments are set to continue on tomorrow.

# climate-crisis - Monday 25 July, 2022

Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet
# Hitting The Ceiling
# Hitting The Ceiling

Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet

Updated Jul 25th 2022, 7:02 PM 21,179 Views 80 Comments

Cabinet ministers may approve sectoral targets for reducing emissions on Wednesday – but only if a dispute over agriculture can be resolved.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 24 July, 2022

Agriculture Minister hopes sectoral emissions targets will be agreed by Wednesday
# Climate
# Climate

Agriculture Minister hopes sectoral emissions targets will be agreed by Wednesday

Jul 24th 2022, 4:00 PM 8,616 Views 13 Comments

A pinch point in ongoing discussions to finalise the limits for individual sectors is how far agriculture – the largest emitter – must cut its emissions.

FactFind: Are Irish farmers the 'most carbon-efficient food producers in the world'?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Are Irish farmers the 'most carbon-efficient food producers in the world'?

Jul 24th 2022, 3:12 PM 30,414 Views 32 Comments

A number of politicians including the Taoiseach mentioned Irish beef and dairy’s carbon efficiency this week. But what does this mean?

Emergency declared over massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park in US
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Emergency declared over massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park in US

Jul 24th 2022, 7:36 AM 15,288 Views 4 Comments

It exploded in size into one of California’s largest wildfires of the year.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 23 July, 2022

John Gibbons: In climate policy, agri-lobbyists are the tail wagging the government's dog
# MISSED TARGETS
# MISSED TARGETS

John Gibbons: In climate policy, agri-lobbyists are the tail wagging the government's dog

Jul 23rd 2022, 11:00 PM 22,129 Views 45 Comments

Our columnist says that agriculture lobbying has more power relative to the industry’s size.

More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods
# Flooding
# Flooding

More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods

Jul 23rd 2022, 10:25 AM 6,496 Views 0 Comments

Iran has endured repeated droughts over the past decade alongside regular floods.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 21 July, 2022

The Explainer: What do the recent extreme temperatures tell us about future Irish summers?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: What do the recent extreme temperatures tell us about future Irish summers?

Jul 21st 2022, 6:00 PM 4,305 Views 6 Comments

How frequent will heatwaves become, and how quickly can we turn the tide?

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