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# climate - Today's News

Hurricane Ian: One of the most powerful storms recorded in US slams Florida
# Landfall
# Landfall

Hurricane Ian: One of the most powerful storms recorded in US slams Florida

14 hours ago 16,225 Views 5 Comments

The Category 4 storm smashed the coast with 240 kmph winds and a wall of water.

# climate - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset

Tue 6:43 PM 13,937 Views 26 Comments

The controversial tax will continue to increase as planned under Budget 2023.

Leading scientists say 'fundamentally flawed' climate study should be withdrawn
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Leading scientists say 'fundamentally flawed' climate study should be withdrawn

Updated Tue 12:15 PM 9,642 Views 7 Comments

The experts say the study grossly manipulates data, cherry picks facts and ignores others that would contradict their discredited assertions.

# climate - 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 23,147 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 - Sunday 18 September, 2022

China doubles down on coal burning in bid to battle energy crunch
# Climate
# Climate

China doubles down on coal burning in bid to battle energy crunch

Sep 18th 2022, 7:56 AM 24,466 Views 32 Comments

The country is the world’s biggest emitter of the greenhouse gases driving global warming.

# climate - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Climate takes backseat in Italian elections despite country suffering extreme events
# Italy Votes
# Italy Votes

Climate takes backseat in Italian elections despite country suffering extreme events

Sep 17th 2022, 9:59 AM 11,286 Views 14 Comments

Italy suffered deadly storms, a glacier collapse and its worst drought in 70 years in 2022.

# climate - 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 14,126 Views 12 Comments

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

# climate - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Los Angeles mudslides surge down mountain area scorched by wildfire
# California
# California

Los Angeles mudslides surge down mountain area scorched by wildfire

Sep 13th 2022, 10:44 PM 19,227 Views 2 Comments

Firefighters went street by street to make sure no residents were trapped.

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 - 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 36,297 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 - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use
# Energy Saving
# Energy Saving

Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use

Sep 7th 2022, 3:42 PM 25,105 Views 34 Comments

The EU plans to cut gas consumption by 15% between 1 August 2022 and 31 March 2023.

# climate - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

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 26,891 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 - Friday 2 September, 2022

More aid reaches Pakistan as deaths from floods cross 1,200 mark
# Relief
# Relief

More aid reaches Pakistan as deaths from floods cross 1,200 mark

Sep 2nd 2022, 10:15 AM 6,368 Views 0 Comments

More than three million people are said to have been affected by the disaster.

# climate - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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# Temperature Check

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Updated Aug 31st 2022, 11:40 AM 20,891 Views 0 Comments

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# climate - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Pakistan orders thousands to evacuate near flood-swollen rivers as death toll nears 1,000
# Monsoon Rains
# Monsoon Rains

Pakistan orders thousands to evacuate near flood-swollen rivers as death toll nears 1,000

Aug 27th 2022, 1:40 PM 6,986 Views 3 Comments

Officials say this year’s monsoon flooding has affected more than 33 million people, destroying or badly damaging nearly a million homes.

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement
# Marine Biodiversity
# Marine Biodiversity

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement

Aug 27th 2022, 10:20 AM 6,610 Views 9 Comments

After 15 years, negotiators have yet to reach a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues facing international waters.

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 - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Parts of EU could be in drought until November
# Climate
# Climate

Parts of EU could be in drought until November

Aug 24th 2022, 5:23 PM 19,576 Views 12 Comments

While temperatures won’t remain as high it will take months for soil and river conditions to improve.

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 50,014 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 - 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 - Saturday 13 August, 2022

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 30,535 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 - 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.

# climate - Monday 8 August, 2022

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 - 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 - Sunday 31 July, 2022

Climate activist: 'As we humans adapt to heatwaves, the quiet death of nature continues'
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Climate activist: 'As we humans adapt to heatwaves, the quiet death of nature continues'

Jul 31st 2022, 7:30 AM 14,269 Views 40 Comments

Irish climate activist Jessica Dunne says she fears this beautiful planet is running out of time.

# climate - 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 - 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 17,751 Views 29 Comments

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

Emissions targets set by government 'problematic', climate watchdog warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Emissions targets set by government 'problematic', climate watchdog warns

Jul 29th 2022, 7:12 AM 12,442 Views 32 Comments

The statement added that Land Use Sector emissions must also be urgently addressed, but are currently excluded from the targets.

# climate - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Challenging but achievable: Govt announces 25% emission reduction target for agriculture sector
# Deal
# Deal

Challenging but achievable: Govt announces 25% emission reduction target for agriculture sector

Updated Jul 28th 2022, 8:15 PM 53,531 Views 139 Comments
  • The government previously set out a 22-30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions target for the agriculture sector.
  • Farming groups pushed for a target at the lower end but climate experts say close to 30% is needed to meet overall emissions targets.
  • The EPA said last week that Ireland’s 2021 greenhouse gas emissions increased compared to the previous year.

# climate - 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 - 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 21,180 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 - 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.

# climate - 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.

# climate - 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?

Eamon Ryan says 'we have to do more' as greenhouse gas emissions top pre-pandemic levels
# EPA
# EPA

Eamon Ryan says 'we have to do more' as greenhouse gas emissions top pre-pandemic levels

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 2:22 PM 24,806 Views 81 Comments
  • The Environmental Protection Agency report shows an increase in emissions of 4.7% in 2021 compared to 2020, when Covid-19 restrictions were in place.
  • There was a 17.6% increase in emissions from the energy industries sector, attributable to a tripling of coal and oil use in electricity generation last year.
  • Agriculture emissions increased by 3% last year, the third year in a row that emissions have risen in the sector.
Opinion: In order to tackle the climate crisis, we must look to collective action
# Global Emergency
# Global Emergency

Opinion: In order to tackle the climate crisis, we must look to collective action

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 10:40 AM 9,640 Views 82 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Dr Fiadh Tubridy write that action on social problems should be considered a core part of the climate movement.

New grant for people without driveways to access electric vehicle charging
# Sucking Diesel
# Sucking Diesel

New grant for people without driveways to access electric vehicle charging

Jul 21st 2022, 9:15 AM 31,863 Views 51 Comments

People will also be able to apply for a home charger grant whether or not they own an EV.

# climate - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan

Updated Jul 20th 2022, 4:00 PM 17,455 Views 32 Comments

As the debate on farming’s emissions persists, officials from the departments of agriculture and climate came before an Oireachtas committee today.

'This is not remotely normal': How climate change is impacting heatwaves in Europe
# Climate
# Climate

'This is not remotely normal': How climate change is impacting heatwaves in Europe

Jul 20th 2022, 3:44 PM 19,522 Views 39 Comments

Europe is currently experiencing record-breaking temperatures, which experts have attributed to the effects of a changing climate.

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